Friday, August 30, 2013

Major Road Construction Continues On State Road 80 And US27

CLEWISTON, FL. -- SR 80 from CR 833 to east of US 27: Work expands two-miles of SR 80 to four lanes from east of County Road 833 to west of US 27. Crews are paving asphalt, installing drainage and stabilizing shoulders. Bridge crews are driving pile and pouring concrete. 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. No work activities are scheduled Monday, September 2 in observance of the holiday.

SR 80/US 27 Interchange: Construction project: Construction project: Work continues to modify 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 year 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: Construction project: This project expands five miles of existing two-lane roadway to four-lanes. Crews are constructing two new 12-foot lanes to the south of existing roadway, installing drainage and building new bridges over the C1 Canal. Eastbound traffic is shifted to the south onto the newly constructed lanes from west of Birchwood Parkway to east of Cowboy Way. Drivers should use caution and expect possible delays. Motorists also should expect trucks to be entering and exiting the roadway throughout the project. Estimated completion is summer 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

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