The Clewiston News

Hendry County works to improve roads

County provides updates on specific projects

LABELLE — Hendry County is currently working on improving Flaghole Road and Fort Denaud Road with the financial assistance of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The Flaghole Road project is approximately 5.8-miles long and extends from Woodland Blvd to U.S. 27. This project consists of isolated base repairs, shoulder work, culvert replacement at the L-1 Canal, and milling and resurfacing of the road. The contractor for this project is Community Asphalt and the project is nearing completion. The contractor started installing the final lift of asphalt on April 11. The project is estimated to be completed in the middle of May. This design and construction of this project was funded by FDOT.

The Fort Denaud Road project is approximately 2.5 miles long and extends eastward from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road. Planned work includes reconstructing the base and repaving the road. The County issued a Request for Qualifications for design services and on March 15 received several responses from engineering consultants.

A selection committee met on April 4 to evaluate the responses and rank the consultants. The results will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval on April 25. FDOT is funding the design and construction of this project.

For more information on any of these projects the Hendry County Engineering Department can be reached at 863-675-5222.