Thursday, October 08, 2015

Helms Road Extension Shortcut To New Walmart

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County invites the public to the job site for the ground breaking of the new Helms Road Extension from SR 29 to SR 80. The almost 3 mile roadway will take motorists on a short cut from State Road 29 to the new Walmart which is now under construction on State Road 80 west of LaBelle.

The road is now a private dirt road. The new road will eliminate traveling a few miles northward and then through downtown LaBelle and then westward on SR80. Although there are only four traffic lights in LaBelle, the short cut will eliminate travel through all four.

The initial phase of construction is for a new two lane roadway with accommodations made for an ultimate four (4) lane divided facility. The project will encompass approximately 2.67 miles of new roadway along with intersections improvements at SR 29 and SR 80.

Construction of the Helms Road Extension project is being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete by the Summer of 2017, with the help of Johnson Engineering, Inc. and Mitchell & Stark Construction Co., Inc.

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