Okeechobee County office buildings to be closed Aug. 3 for maintenance

OKEECHOBEE — The following Okeechobee County office buildings will be closed to the publicfor building maintenance on Monday, Aug. 3. Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 4. • Okeechobee Community Development Building located at 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Okeechobee (building consists of Planning, Permitting, Code Enforcement, Parks & Recreation, Senior Services, CIP […]

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 […]

State turns off tap at bars

TALLAHASSEE — The morning of June 26, Halsey Beshears, Florida’s secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), announced that effective immediately his department would be suspending on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. The move came on the same day that the State of Florida added 8,942 new COVID-19 cases. The order […]

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 […]

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 […]

Road Watch for Okeechobee, Glades, and Hendry Counties for the week of June 7

The following is the Florida Department of Transportation’s Road Watch report for the week of June 7. 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 you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and […]

Road Watch for Okeechobee County for the week of May 24

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. 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 […]

Road Watch for Hendry County for the week of May 3

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. • S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833 (Construction project): Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add […]

Road Watch for Glades County for the week of May 3

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. • S.R. 27 from Fifth Street to north of S.R. 78 (Construction project): Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from Fifth Street […]

Road Watch for Hendry County

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. • S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833: (Construction project) Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and […]