FDOT Updates

FDOT ROADWATCH RELEASE – DISTRICT ONE DISTRICTWIDE ROADWATCH REPORT #07FOR WEEK FEBRUARY 14, 2021OKEECHOBEE COUNTY > US 98/441 (SR 15/700) at SE 18 Terrace: Construction project: Crews will reconstruct the intersection at US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and SE 18 Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and 18 Terrace, improving drainage along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on US 98/441 (SR 15/700) on US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and 18 Terrace Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. •

Motorists should expect a new traffic pattern on US 98/441. There will be a single 24-hour lane closure on US 98/441. The existing roadway will be closed, and motorists will be directed to the newly installed roadway. Only one lane on US 98/441 will be open during this construction phase. Portable traffic signals will be placed on each end of the project on US 98/441 to direct motorists when to stop and go.

Driveway Assistance Devices will be placed at each driveway within the project limits on SE 18 Terrace and US 98/441 to direct motorists when to merge onto the roadway.Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2021.

The contractor is CWR Contracting, Inc.

> US 441 between canal 59 and 66th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to US 441. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway.

> US 441 at NE 9th Street: Construction project: Crews are installing new traffic signals and signage at the intersection. This week, the contractor will be installing lane striping. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is spring 2021, weather permitting.

> US 441 at 2nd Street: Utility permit project: Crews are working in the manholes between southeast 2nd Street and southwest Park Street. Watch for a nighttime right lane closure and workers in the roadway.