Okeechobee County RoadWatch Report for week of Sept. 13

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 www.FL511.com 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:

Okeechobee County

• U.S. 98/441 (State Road 15/700) at S.E. 18th Terrace: (Construction project) Crews will reconstruct the intersection at U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace, improving drainage along U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) on U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weather permitting. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2021. The contractor is CWR Contracting Inc.

• 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 connection to U.S. 441 S.E. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway.

• U.S. 441 at N.E. Ninth Street: (Construction project) Crews are working on intersection improvements including a new traffic signal. Crews will be drilling under U.S. 441 for cable installation.

Motorists are advised that lane closures will occur during construction. Lane closures will not be permitted between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction zone and expect delays.

The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida LLC. Expected completion is late November, weather permitting.

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