Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory:
U.S. 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 through Friday with one-way traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch for flagmen and workers close to the roadway.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 27 just north of Valerie Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Right turn lane will be installed at the new driveway for the Wawa on the northbound side. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the construction zone. There will be night time lane closures starting Nov. 12-29. These lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m.
U.S. 27 at Tower Street in Lake Placid: County resurfacing project: Turn lanes to Tower Street will be closed. There will be no access to Tower Street from U.S. 27. Closures will be from Nov. 18-20 during daylight hours. Watch for workers near the roadway.
SR 70 from U.S. 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.