DeSoto C/L to Sweetwater Road

RoadWatch Advisory – New Traffic Pattern Northbound & Southbound US 17 from Bronco Drive to Sweetwater Road (CR634)

August 14, 2017

Northbound & Southbound US 17 north from Bronco Drive to south of Sweetwater Road (CR634): Construction Project: Crews are widening US 17 from two lanes to four lanes, adding a grassed median and building new two-lane bridges over Charlie Creek and Charlie Creek Overflow. The contractor will also install new roadside drainage swales and storm water ponds to manage water running off the roadway. Motorists should be aware that a new traffic pattern will be implemented at the northern end of the project from north of Bronco Drive to south of Sweetwater Road (CR634). Please pay attention to new signage and pavement markings directing traffic through the work zone. Motorists should expect delays and use caution as crews work in the roadway. Expected completion is summer 2018. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction. 

ROADWATCH (DeSoto C/L to Sweetwater Road)

August 11, 2017

US 17 from the Hardee/Desoto County Line to Sweetwater Road (CR 634): Construction Project: Crews are widening US 17 from two lanes to four lanes, adding a grassed median and building new two-lane bridges over Charlie Creek and Charlie Creek Overflow. The contractor will also install new roadside drainage swales and storm water ponds to manage water running off the roadway. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction. Watch for crews and equipment working close to the road. Drivers should expect daytime lane closures and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone in a single lane.

 

  • Motorists should be aware that a new traffic pattern has been implemented at the southern end of the project. Please pay attention to new signage and pavement markings directing traffic through the work zone.

 

Please observe posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018.

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