Sunday, March 10, 2013

Road Construction This Week In Hendry

LABELLE, FL. -- Construction work continues throughout Hendry county this week:

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. 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 occurs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. No lane closures are anticipated, but motorists should expect vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and should use caution.

US 27, at CR 720 (approximately one mile west of Clewiston): Maintenance project: Crews are repairing guardrail from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday). No lane closures are expected, but motorists should use caution and watch for vehicles entering and exiting the work area.

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 installing drainage, placing base materials, and placing sod. 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. Expect intermittent lane closures on 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. Project completion is estimated at end of year 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: 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. 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, but motorists should expect vehicles entering and exiting the work zone and are advised to use caution.

SR 80, just ½ mile east of Everhigh Acres: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing guardrail from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday). No lane closures are expected, but motorists should use caution and watch for vehicles entering and exiting the work area.

SR 29, south just south of B Road: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing guardrail from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday). No lane closures are expected, but motorists should use caution and watch for vehicles entering and exiting the work area.

SR 29, south from Collier County Line to Keri Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews are cleaning ditches along the roadway. 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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