DeSoto C/L to Sweetwater Road

ROADWATCH (DeSoto C/L to Sweetwater Road)

October 13, 2017

US 17 from the Hardee/Desoto County Line to Sweetwater Road (CR 634): Construction Project: Following recovery from storm impacts, crews will be resuming work 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. Please observe posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018.

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.

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. 

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