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. […]

LaBelle man dies in traffic accident

LABELLE — Liborio Sosa Martinez, 68-year-old LaBelle resident, was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday, April 4, at around 6:38 a.m. According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Martinez was walking northbound when he attempted to cross West Cowboy Way, east of Dr. MLK Boulevard, and walked into the path of […]

Brighton traffic crash leaves one man in critical condition

OKEECHOBEE — An unidentified Saint Cloud man was reported to be in critical injury in a traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that on Tuesday, March 26, at 1:04 p.m. a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan operated by Micheal Kerr, 28 of Ft. Lauderdale, was traveling west on County Road 721, Reservation Road […]

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. • SR 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. […]

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. • SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, […]

Pahokee man died in traffic crash

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 1:16 p.m. on March 12, a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Rodolfo Rivera, 72, of Pahokee, was traveling northbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane, passing Mile Marker 81 in Palm Beach County. Mr. Rivera failed to maintain single lane and […]