Road Watch for Okeechobee County for week of Dec. 13


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — The following is the Florida Department of Transportation’s Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week beginning Sunday, Dec. 13.

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.

• US 98/US 441 at SE 18th Terrace: Construction project: Crews will reconstruct the intersection at US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and SE 18 Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and SE 18 Terrace, improving drainage along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along US 98/441 (SR 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 US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and SE 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.

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

US 441 at NE 9th Street: (Construction project) Crews are installing new traffic signals and signage at the intersection. This week, the contractor will be working on the underground circuits and wiring. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is late January 2021, weather permitting.

US 441 at SE 2nd Street: (Utility permit project) Crews are working in the manholes between SE 2nd Street and SW 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.