Road watch for Okeechobee County


OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Transportation presents the road watch report for Okeechobee County for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 8.

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) at S.E 18 Terrace (Construction project): Crews will reconstruct the intersection at U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) at S.E 18 Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) at S.E 18 Terrace, improving drainage along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on US 98/441 (SR 15/700) on U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) at S.E 18 Terrace Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weather permitting. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2021. The contractor is CWR Contracting, Inc.

U.S. 441 S.E. between canal 59 and S.E. 66th Avenue (Maintenance permit project): Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to U.S. 441 S.E. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway.

U.S. 441 at N.E. Ninth Street (Construction project): Crews are installing new traffic signals and signage at the intersection. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is late November 2020, weather permitting.

U.S. 441 at S.E. Second Street (Utility permit project): Crews are working in the manholes between S.E. Second Street and Southwest Park Street. Watch for a nighttime right lane closure and workers in the roadway.

As a reminder, travelers can visit or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.