DeSoto C/L to Sweetwater Road

ROADWATCH (Livingston St. to Hardee/Desoto C/L)

August 25, 2017

US 17 from Livingston Street to Hardee/Desoto County Line: Construction project: Crews will mill and resurface the roadway and improve drainage to approximately 6.7 miles of roadway. The contractor will also install curb and gutters, guardrails and sidewalks.


  • Motorists should expect single lanes of both the northbound and southbound lanes of US 17 to be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from August 26, 2017 through September 1, 2017 to allow for crews to work on widening the road, installing concrete curb, removing pipes and installing sod.
  • Construction work will be occurring on Friday, September 1, 2017 during the holiday weekend, and will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.


Watch for crews and equipment working close to the road. Please observe posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida. Estimated completion is spring 2018.
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