Hendry County RoadWatch Report for week of Feb. 18

HENDRY COUNTY

Park Avenue to Bridge Street (SR 29) LaBelle: Special permit: Motorists should expect delays from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 from Park Avenue to Bridge Street (SR 29) in LaBelle for the Swamp Cabbage Parade. The parade will begin on Park Avenue traveling eastbound to Bridge Street, then travel southbound and end in front of the Catholic Church on Bridge Street. Bridge Street and portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8 a.m. and completely closed to all traffic by 9:30 a.m. Motorists should use caution and follow posted detour signs.

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 the Glades County line to Flag Hole Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be cleaning bridges during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

SR 82 from the Collier County Line to the Lee County Line: Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing signs near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

SR 80 from Belmont Street to Birchwood Parkway: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on 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.

  • Motorists should expect eastbound and westbound single lane closures on SR 80 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 16, 19, 20 and 21 beginning west of Hendry Isle Boulevard. Follow flagger direction and please observe the posted speed limits and drive with caution.

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 the Lee County Line to Double J. Acres: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be constructing a median opening and right turn lane. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.

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 80 westbound from East Hickapochee Avenue to the intersection of Whidden Corner near the US 27 Bridge: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be preforming shoulder work and laying sod during daytime hours, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Road: 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 29 from SR 80 to Nobles Road: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 for the Swamp Cabbage Parade. Law enforcement will be present to assist with temporarily stopping traffic as the parade progresses.

  • Motorists should expect delays and use caution while traveling in this area.

SR 29 from SR 80 to CR 78: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be cleaning bridges during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

SR 29 from south of CR 832 to south of C Road: Construction project: Crews began to make improvements along 6.5 miles of SR 29 from south of CR 832 to south of C Road in Hendry County on Jan, 16. The project includes milling and resurfacing, widening turn lanes, drainage improvements, guardrail, signing, and pavement markers.

  • Motorists should expect northbound single lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning south of Keri Road. 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.

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