Here are the following road projects in Highlands County for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory:
•Rucks Dairy Road Bridge: Crews have built a new two-lane bridge to replace the one lane bridge. Additional improvements include resurfacing a portion of the road approaching the new bridge, drainage enhancements, new guardrails and updated signage. Both lanes on the bridge are open. Expected project completion is spring 2018.
•U.S. 27 From Tomoka Boulevard to South Lakeview Road: Crews will be removing concrete and installing ditch blocks and other drainage modifications along this one-mile segment of U.S. 27. As part of this project, crews will install guardrail, add paved shoulders and sod, make drainage improvements and relocate highway lighting. Motorists should expect intermittent single-lane closures during construction operations from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Watch for crews working in the roadway. Estimated project completion is early 2018.
•U.S. 27 southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old Mexican Restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Please use caution in this area and watch for crews working close to the roadway.
•U.S. 27 southbound at Shop 16 Road/West Lake Isis Ave.: Crews will install a traffic signal near Walmart. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Please use caution in this area and watch for crews working close to the roadway.
•U.S. 27 southbound at the intersection of Lakewood Drive: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old Wendy’s/new Popeye’s location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Please use caution in this area and watch for crews working close to the roadway.
•S.R. 66 from Highlands/Hardee county line to west of U.S. Hwy 27/U.S. Hwy 98: Crews are repaving approximately nine miles of roadway on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of S.R. 66 from the Highlands/Hardee county line to U.S. 27. Additional improvements include the addition of a right turn lane on to Skipper Road, widening the right turn lanes on to South George Boulevard, Sparta Road, and Woodland Creek Trail, installing drainage, curb and gutter, guardrail, pavement markings and signage. Anticipate daytime and nighttime lane closures on S.R. 66 during construction and expect delays. Please use caution in this area and be aware of crews working close to the roadway.
Motorists should expect single lane closures and be prepared to follow flagger direction from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Estimated project completion is summer 2018.
•S.R. 64 at North Olivia Street: Watch for periodic lane closures with flaggers directing traffic as crews place pipe and construct the new right turn lane. Crews will temporarily close North Olivia Drive just north of S.R. 64 starting today to complete work at the intersection. Motorists should detour using Bradley Road and North Newton Road to access North Olivia Drive including access to the Dollar General and VFW Post 9853.
•S.R. 17/South Ridgewood Drive at the intersection of Pine Street and Lake Ave. (Avon Park): Crews will be installing traffic signals and relocating existing signs. Estimated completion date is spring of 2018. Motorists should anticipate daytime and nighttime single-lane closures during construction and may need to allow extra travel time in this area. Please watch for workers in the construction zone and use caution. Motorists should anticipate intermittent single lane closures at the intersections of S.R. 17 at N. Lake Avenue in Avon Park and S.R. 17 at N. Pine Street in Sebring while crews install light poles at these areas.
•S.R. 17 from Central Ave. to N. Museum Ave.: Watch for periodic lane closures with flaggers directing traffic and workers close to the road. This project includes milling and resurfacing, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. Expected completion is spring 2018.