Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory:

US 98 in the Lorida area: Utility maintenance work: Crews are replacing old wood poles with new concrete poles. Motorists should expect daily lane closures Monday-Friday with one-way traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch for flagmen and workers close to the roadway.

US 98 over the Kissimmee River, Lorida Creek and Istokpoga Canal: Construction project: Crews will be making structural repairs to the bridges on U.S. 98 over the Kissimmee River, Lorida Creek and Istokpoga Canal. During construction single daytime lane closures will occur. Please use caution in these areas and watch for workers in the construction zones. The contractor is Southern Road & Bridge, LLC . Estimated project completion is spring 2020.

US 27 at Lakeview Drive: Maintenance permit project: The site work of a new dental office has begun. Contractors and equipment will be working at the site. A new driveway connection will be constructed in the right of way. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers in the construction zone.

US 27 in south Lake Placid: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway connection for a business 1,500 feet north of SR 70 on U.S. 27 (SR 25) on the southbound side. Watch for workers near the roadway.

US 27 from the Polk County line to Striker Road: Utility permit project: Crews will be installing poles and cables throughout the summer. From now through November a crane will be in the right of way and a multi-lane closure will be in use. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to and in the roadway.

US 27 between Tomoka Boulevard North and South: Maintenance permit project: Underground utility line will be installed at the back of the right of way. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the construction zone.

US 27 southbound at South Highlands Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Overhead utility line will be installed on existing poles. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the construction zone.

US 27 between Valerie Boulevard and Davis Citrus Road: Maintenance permit project: Underground utility line will be installed at the back of the right of way on the north bound side. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the construction zone.

SR 70 from US 27 to CR 721: Maintenance project: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

SR 66 from US 27 to CR 635: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning ditches along SR 66 from U.S. 27 to CR 635. Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 66 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway.

SR 66 from US 27 to Payne Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing poles and cables. Motorists should expect intermittent shoulder closures. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway.

SR 66 from Payne Road to Jess Durrance Road: Maintenance project: Crews will be working on drainage structures along SR 66 from Payne Road to Jess Durrance Road. Watch for daytime eastbound lane closures from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with flaggers directing traffic.

SR 17 from North Ridgewood Drive to County Road 17A: Utility maintenance project: Crews are installing new poles and transferring utilities. Expect intermittent lane closures on SR 17 from North Ridgewood Drive to County Road 17A. Please watch for workers in and near the roadway.

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