Glades County RoadWatch Report for week of Sept. 13

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News

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. Travelers can visit or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. Road work planned this week includes the following:

Glades County

U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to north of State Road 78: (Construction project) Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to north of SR 78 in Moore Haven. Additional work includes improving the drainage, sidewalks and road shoulders, and installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markings, and water and sewer lines along U.S. 27. Work also includes replacing traffic signals at Sixth Street and 10th Street and adding new streetlights at 10th Street and SR 78 intersections. Motorists should expect periodic nighttime and daytime lane closures on U.S. 27 during construction.

Motorists should expect daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the inside and outside lanes of eastbound and westbound U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to near SR 78 West.

Please use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is summer 2020. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida.

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