Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Road Construction Continues In LaBelle

LABELLE, FL. -- Construction continues along SR 80 (W. Hickpochee Avenue) from north of Bee Creek to north of Fort Thompson Avenue; Bee Creek (just south of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to north of Fort Thompson Avenue: Construction project: The contractor is also improving the drainage along SR 80, and upgrading the sidewalks and curb ramps. 

Work also includes upgrading the existing traffic signals on SR 80 at Main Street and Bridge Street and Lee Street intersections; adding streetlights on both sides of the roadway from College Street to east of Lee Street. Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures on SR 80 from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night. 

·         Sunday nights through Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. motorists should expect closures on the outside lanes of SR 80 from south of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to north of East Fort Thompson Avenue while the contractor performs milling and resurfacing of turnouts, side streets and turn lanes.  

·         Sunday nights through Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. concrete crews will be working on the north side of SR 80 between Anderson Street and Hall Street (Big V Restaurant) and installing a new inlet top adjacent to the entrance of Two Pea’s CafĂ©. 

·         Monday through Friday, signal and lighting work will take place during the daytime. The work will be performed outside of the roadway, no lane closures needed. Sidewalks will be detoured as needed around the work sites.

Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc. Estimated project completion date is Spring 2020.

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