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 […]

Archaeologist Rachel Kangas visits Florida B. Thomas Library

Archaeologist Rachel Kangas of Florida Atlantic University came to the Florida B. Thomas Library on Thursday, June 14, to give a presentation to the children about what rocks can teach us regarding past civilizations, which relates to the summer theme “Libraries Rock.”

Cemetery upkeep hits a raw nerve in Hendry

HENDRY COUNTY — An apology from Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman for Ridgelawn Cemetery’s shabby appearance on Memorial Day sparked a lively discussion of all the county cemeteries’ maintenance at the June 12 County Board meeting. Before commissioners began dealing with routine business, Mr. Chapman owned up for “the failure of keeping up Ridgelawn Cemetery […]

Commissioners to discuss county building repairs

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston, to discuss repairs and renovations to the Hendry County Courthouse, Hendry County Jail and other county facilities; LaBelle Airport Terminal construction contract matters; […]

County OKs contract for Francisco work

CLEWISTON — Hendry County commissioners voted June 12 to accept the lowest of five bids and contract with Lynch Paving & Construction Co. Inc. of Okeechobee for the construction of Francisco Street improvements phases one and two in Clewiston for $705,160. “We’re gonna get our tiger paws!” exclaimed Commissioner Karson Turner about the pavement markings […]

Leadership program’s Class of 2018 graduates

CLEEWISTON — The Hendry Glades Adult Leadership Program of 2018 had its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 16. For participants, this program introduces, educates and provides hands-on experiences to various establishments in Hendry and Glades counties that ultimately make us who we are. The leadership training consists of an eight-month-long course connecting and developing professional […]

Roadwatch advisory 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 […]

Master lift station modified

CLEWISTON — Modifications to the City of Clewiston’s master lift station are complete. Two new wet wells and four new submersible pumps were placed in service on May 8. The city operates 45 pump stations that discharge to the master lift station, conveying the sewage 1.5 miles through a 12-inch-diameter force main to the wastewater […]

UPDATE: FDOT cancelled June 19 public meeting regarding S.R. 29 and S.R. 82

Please be advised that the June 19 meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date. The Florida Department of Transportation will provide details in the near future. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding the design plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 […]

Hendry County BOCC to hold special meeting

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on June 22, at 10 a.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave. in Clewiston, to discuss repairs and renovations to the Hendry County Courthouse, Hendry County Jail and other County facilities, LaBelle Airport Terminal construction contract matters, and […]