The Clewiston News

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of June 24

HENDRY COUNTY

US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing driveways near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

US 27 at CR 720: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during daytime hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday while crews repair the shoulders, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 US 27 from SR 80 to the Palm Beach County Line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

US 27 from Flaghole Road to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning guardrails near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full demolition and removal of the existing bridges in order to construct the new ones. Work also includes drainage improvements, adding curb and gutter, and installing LED lighting.

•  The closure for the exit of Indian Hills Drive has been changed from June 20 to June 25 due to weather.  The exit at the Glades RV Resort on Indian Hills Drive will be closed on Thursday, June 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews install storm drain pipe. Motorists will be routed to the entrance for exiting the park. Please follow the posted detour signs. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area.

Estimated project completion is summer 2020. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida.

SR 80 from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills Drive:  Maintenance permit project: Crews will be relocating utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting.  Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 29 (Bridge Street) from south of CR 832 to south of C Road: Construction project: Crews continue to work on milling and resurfacing approximately 6.5 miles of SR 29 from south of CR 832 to south of C Road in Hendry County. The project also includes widening turn lanes, drainage improvements, guardrail, signing, and pavement markers.

Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound single lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Follow flagger direction and please observe the posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone.

The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida.  Estimated project completion date is fall of 2018.