Saturday, February 16, 2013

Road Construction Continues In Hendry

LABELLE, FL. -- Road construction continues next week throughout Hendry county, Florida. Locations where motorists may be inconvenienced include:

State Roadways: SR 78E from SR 29 to US 27, SR 78W from US 27 to Okeechobee County Line, US 27 from Palm Beach County Line to Highlands County Line: Maintenance project: Crews are restriping the lines along the state roadways (this order is not necessarily sequential). This will be a nighttime/overnight slow moving operation from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, and continuing for a month. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

US 27 from Palm Beach County Line to Flaghole Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on the shoulder of the roadway, reshaping and sodding areas. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should expect vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and should use caution.

SR 80: From CR 833 to east of US 27: Construction project: Work expands two-miles of SR 80 to four lanes from east of County Road 833 to west of US 27. Crews are constructing ponds, building new bridges, installing drainage, and placing base materials. Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

SR 80/US 27: Interchange improvements: Construction project: Crews are modifying the intersection with construction of an overpass for SR 80 traffic eastbound to US 27 northbound and for US 27 traffic northbound to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Crews also will widen approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes approaching the intersection, add a traffic signal at the overpass, and install lighting at the interchange. Work currently involves placing fill dirt, installing drainage, and constructing the new overpass and roadways. US 27 traffic is using the newly constructed lanes. The SR 80/US 27 intersection is temporarily shifted to the north. Motorists travelling east and west on SR 80 must use caution at the US 27 intersection and follow the posted speed limit of 25 MPH. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. Project completion is estimated at end of 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: Construction project: Construction project: Work is underway to expand five miles of SR 80 to four lanes from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane. Crews are clearing vegetation, constructing a drainage structure near Cedarwood Parkway and driving piles for a new bridge at the C-1 canal. Cowboy Way will be closed on the south side of SR 80 from 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 19 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 20 and from 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 20 until 5 a.m., Thursday, February 21, while crews install drainage pipes across the roadway. Motorists may use Cedarwood Parkway to access SR 80. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. The speed limit from Birchwood Parkway to Cedarwood Parkway is 50 miles per hour. Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. SR 80, west from Hendry County Line to Cowboy Way: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing gas lines over the next several months. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should expect vehicles entering and exiting the work zone and should use caution.

SR 29, south from Collier County Line to Keri Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews are cleaning ditches along the road over the next month. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area.

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