Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades Counties RoadWatch Report for Week of July 5

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. As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If […]

Road Watch for the week beginning June 28

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. As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. Okeechobee […]

FDOT seeks public input on SR 70 plans

BARTOW — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One Planning Studio Department is developing a Corridor Vision and Action Plan for State Road 70 in collaboration with the communities of Okeechobee, Lake Placid, Arcadia, Myakka City and Lakewood Ranch. The Corridor Vision and Action Plan includes developing an integrated land use and transportation vision […]

Cow blamed for fatal crash on US 27 in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY —— A 63-year-old Lakeland woman died Monday night after the tractor-trailer she was driving went off the road after hitting a cow according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The FHP report states the accident occurred on June 22 at 10:50 p.m. on U.S. 27 near Flaghole Road. According to the FHP report, […]

Road Watch for the week of June 21

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. As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If […]

Hendry County’s contractor to do asphalt repairs on Fort Denaud Road June 19

LABELLE — The Hendry County Road & Bridge Department’s asphalt contractor, OHL USA Inc., will be conducting milling and repaving operations on a section of Fort Denaud Road on Friday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect lane closures and allow extra time for their commute. Seek an alternate route if […]

Hendry County performs road work on Lewis Boulevard

LABELLE — Beginning Monday, June 15, the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department’s asphalt contractor, Thompkins Contracting Inc., will be conducting road work on Lewis Boulevard in Clewiston. The road work will consist of safety improvements and repaving and include guardrail improvements, culvert extensions, curve widening and asphalt paving. This project is expected to last […]

Two killed in accident on State Road 98

OKEECHOBEE – A 63-year-old woman and her 74-year-old male passenger were killed when she reportedly lost control of her sedan on State Road 98 on Friday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the sedan was headed southbound on State Road 98 and a pickup truck was headed northbound when the sedan crossed the center line […]

Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry Counties Roadwatch Report for week of June 14

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY U.S. 441 S.E. between canal 59 and Southeast 66th Avenue: (Maintenance permit project) Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to U.S. 441 Southeast. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway. GLADES COUNTY U.S. 27 […]

Road work to be performed on County Road 835

HENDRY COUNTY — On Tuesday, June 9, Hendry County Road & Bridge Department’s asphalt contractor, OHL Community Asphalt, began roadwork on a 1 mile segment of County Road 835. The roadwork will take place from 5.75 miles south of U.S. 27 to 6.75 miles south of U.S. 27. This project is expected to last 90 […]