Update: Fort Denaud Bridge is now open

Update: The Fort Denaud Bridge is now open. LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners issued a press release stating that the Fort Denaud Bridge is currently closed to vehicular traffic due to mechanical issues. Please seek an alternate route to reach your destination.

Notice of Fort Denaud Road closures

LABELLE — The Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractors, have begun a roadway project which includes roadway reconstruction on Fort Denaud Road from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road. Motorists and residents should expect the roadway to be down to a single lane with […]

Petition calls for turn lane or traffic light on SR 710

INDIANTOWN — A fatal traffic accident on State Road 710 (aka the “Beeline Highway” or Warfield Boulevard) at the intersection of Southwest Tommy Clements Street has sparked a petition for a traffic signal and/or turning lane there. The April 30 crash, which involved a Dodge Dakota truck and two semis, claimed the life of a […]

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. 29 at the LaBelle Draw Bridge over the Caloosahatchee River: (Maintenance contract project) Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during […]

Road Watch for Glades 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 Birchwood Drive to Collingswood Boulevard: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Seek alternate route on U.S. 441 in Port Mayaca

At 7:02 a.m. on April 16, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that both directions of traffic is closed at U.S. 441 S.E. in Port Mayaca in Martin County. Traffic is being diverted at S.E. 126th Avenue, County Road 15B. It is not known at this time when the road will re-open. There […]

Road Watch for Glades 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 Birchwood Drive to Collingswood Boulevard: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Notice of Fort Denaud Road closures

HENDRY — Please be advised that Hendry County Road and Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractors, have begun a roadway project which includes roadway reconstruction on Fort Denaud Road from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road. Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19, the roadway will be closed […]

Okeechobee man and woman died in Ft. Pierce crash

FORT PIERCE — An Okeechobee man and woman died in a St. Lucie traffic crash. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release at noon on Thursday, April 4, a 2010 Ford Ranger operated by Gary Gerber, 44, of Okeechobee, was traveling northbound on West Midway Road at the intersection of State Road 70. At […]

Attack of the signs: Basswood bombarded

When the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners announced plans to bring sidewalks to the neighborhood in Basswood, the news was met with a unanimously positive reaction. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who represents the district in which Basswood is located, had championed the project after witnessing kids trudging along in the high grass to their bus stop. […]