The Clewiston News

RoadWatch Advisory issued for Hendry County


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. On Tuesday, Jan. 16 and Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. motorists should expect single lane closures for eastbound and westbound traffic with flagging operations on S.R. 80 approximately one mile west of CR 833 as Glades Electric crews work on utilities in that area. These lane closures will be only on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17; after Wednesday, all lanes will be open. Motorists should follow the new traffic pattern to travel through the work zone during these times. Work also includes drainage improvements, adding curb and gutter, and installing LED lighting. Estimated project completion is summer 2020. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida.