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The below list is an outline of road projects in Okeechobee County:

Lofton Road Project

Engineering-Survey Work Underway - Completion: Early 2025
Construction Commencement: Early Summer 2025
Construction Completion: Early Summer 2027

Posted 4/12/24:  LOFTON ROAD PROJECT - PHASE I - ROAD DESIGN
The County has begun the design and engineering phase for the Lofton Road Improvement Project, which is a $7.1 Million project that is funded through a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) grant. This project will include needed roadway safety and drainage improvements to Lofton Road, from the US Highway 98 west to the Railroad Tracks, approx. ½ mile from the Kissimmee River.

Those who utilize this roadway will begin to see crews in the project area (i.e., survey, etc.) to assist with the design and engineering for this important safety project. No lane closures are expected but crews may be working near the travel lane. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zone.

The design and engineering phase of this project is expected to be completed by Spring 2025 (subject to weather conditions and other variables).

The bidding of this project and the start of construction is expected to begin by Fall/Winter 2025 (subject to weather conditions, bidding approval, and other variables).

The County will continue to provide updates on the Lofton Road Improvement Project within the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners website – www.okeechobeecountyfl.gov – as well as on our various social media sites. Once construction is approved, signage will be installed within the area to notify the community of road work beginning.
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The proposed design/engineering phase of this 5.189 mile project includes: contract administration, management services, construction engineering inspection services, quality acceptance reviews of all work associated with the development, preparation of the contract plans and construction of the resurfacing and associated improvements.

Some of the major improvements that are proposed within this project include:

. Milling and Resurfacing or Overlaying the existing travel lanes according to County specifications

. Pavement and shoulder widening, as appropriate

. Construct roadway improvements, as identified in approved plans

. Furnish and install drainage improvements

. Provide signing and pavement markings

Note: All services performed would be in accordance with all applicable Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) manuals, guidelines and specifications.

For additional information and/or questions regarding this project, please contact Mr. Darren Brown, Public Works Director, at dbrown@okeechobeecountyfl.gov or Tel: 863.763.3514 Ext. 6104 and/or Mr. Stef Matthes, County Engineer, at smatthes@ct-eng.com.

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Posted: 11/30/23:  Driveway pipe replacement and drainage work:  Pine Ridge Park area - Single lane closure (one-lane access)  PROJECT COMPLETED

Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
End Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023

Location: Pine Ridge Park Area-This project will involve driveway pipe replacement and drainage work with partial lane closures on NE 28th Ave (Ellerbee Rd), NE 29th Ter, NE 30th Ave, NE 31st Ter and NE 11th Lane. The single-lane closures are necessary to allow equipment to replace driveway pipes and conduct drainage work.

This project is being completed by the Okeechobee County Public Works Department - Road & Bridge Division, which is expected to provide cost savings to our taxpayers.

Drivers are urged to follow the directions of the flag men, drive with caution and plan ahead to allow for more time to pass through the area as the traffic volume on surrounding streets may be higher than usual.

Message boards are going to be placed in the project area to alert drivers of the work zones and provide updates on work progress.

For more information visit the Okeechobee County website or contact the Okeechobee County Public Works Department/Road & Bridge Division at:

Phone: 863-763-3514
Email: mgarcia@okeechobeecountyfl.gov
Website: co.okeechobee.fl.us 

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2023 ANNUAL COUNTYWIDE ROADWAY RESURFACING (PAVING) PROJECT
PROJECT COMPLETED

 

ANNUAL COUNTYWIDE ROADWAY RESURFACING (PAVING) PROJECT

Okeechobee County and our contracted paving vendor, C.W. Roberts Contracted, Inc., have scheduled the County’s annual road paving project to begin on Monday, August 14, 2023  and is expected to be completed by September 2023. The list of all roadways, intersections and road cuts that were approved by the Board of County Commissioners to be paved are attached.

Please note that the approved paving schedule may change depending on weather over this expected project time period.

Drivers are urged to take caution and plan ahead to allow for more time to pass through the area as the traffic volume on surrounding streets may be higher than usual.

For additional information regarding this project, please visit the County’s website at www.co.okeechobee.fl.us and/or contact the Public Works Department – Road & Bridge Division at E-mail: mgarcia@co.okeechobee.fl.us and/or Office Phone: (863) 763-3514.

Project Contact:
Justin Hoover, Assistant Public Works Director
Michelle Garcia, Administrative Assistant Public Works Department
Office: (863) 763-3514
E-mail: mgarcia@co.okeechobee.fl.us

Approved by: Rich Reade, Deputy County Administrator
Prepared by: Michelle Garcia, Administrative Assistant

ANNUAL ROADWAY RESURFACING (PAVING) PROJECT SCHEDULE

8/15-8/17

MICCO BLUFF ROAD

NW 285TH WAY FROM NW 160TH DRIVE (MI LL/REPAI R)



NW 285TH WAY FROM NEW JOI NT TO CURVE (MI LL/REPAI R)



NW 285TH WAY FROM END OF PAVEMENT BACK 700 FT (MILL/REPAI R)




8/19

GOLF COURSE

NE 131ST LANE FROM SR 441 TO END (PRIVATE GOLF COURSE)




8/21-8/22

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES

SE 29TH STREET FROM SE 18TH TERRACE TO CUL-DE-SAC



SE 30TH TERRACE FROM JOI NT@ 441 200 FT TO NEW JOINT




8/23-8/29

FOUR SEASONS

NE 70TH AVE FROM JOINT@ SR 70 TO JOINT@ NE 5TH STREET



NE 7TH STREET FROM NE 70TH AVE TO CUL-DE-SAC



NE 5TH STREET 180 FEET WEST FROM NE 70TH AVE



NE 80TH AVE FROM SR 70 TO NE 13TH WAY



NE 13TH WAY TO 82ND AVE



NE 82ND AVE FROM NE 13TH WAY TO NE 12TH LANE



NE 12TH STREET FROM NE 82ND AVE TO NE 80TH AVE



NE 80TH AVE FROM NE 12TH STREET TO EAST CENTER STREET



SE 80TH AVE FROM EAST CENTER STREET TO SE 8TH STREET (END)




8/30- 8/31

WHISPERING PINES

NW 39TH CIRCLE FROM NW 36TH STREET TO NW 36TH STREET




9/1 & 9/4

PLAYLAND PARK

NE 46TH AVE FROM NW 30TH STREET TO NW 18TH STREET



NW 11TH DR FROM JOINT@ NW 46TH TERR TO END OF PAVEMENT AT NW 42ND AVE




9/5-9/6

BASSWOOD

NW 33RD AVE FROM NW 36TH STREET TO NW 24TH LANE



NW 30TH AVE NORTH SIDE OF 36TH STREET TO CUL-DE-SAC




9/7

LAZY SEVEN AREA

SW 87TH TERRACE FROM SR 70 TO SW 9TH STREET




9/8

CONNERS HIGHLANDS

NW 22ND LANE FROM NW 5TH AVE TO NW 7TH AVE



NW 21ST LANE FROM NW 5TH AVE TO NW 7TH AVE




9/11-9/12

RUCKS ROAD

(NW 34TH AVE)

NW 164TH COURT FROM NW 34TH AVE TO END



NW 168TH COURT FROM NW 34TH AVE TO END



NW 172ND COURT FROM NW 34TH AVE TO END



NW 33RD TERRACE FROM NW 32ND AVE TO END





9/14-9/15

DIXIE RANCH ACRES

NW 81ST COURT FROM NW 80TH AVE TO CUL-DE-SAC



NW 80TH COURT FROM NW 80TH AVE TO CUL-DE-SAC



NW 83RD COURT FROM NW 80TH AVE TO CUL-DE-SAC




9/18-9/20

OKEECHOBEE GARDENS

NE 48TH AVE (ENTIRE ROAD)




9/25-9/26

C. SCOTT DRIVER PARKING LOT

OLDER SECTION OF PARKING LOT




TBD

EVERGREEN CEMETERY

ROAD IN NORTHERN SECTION OF CEMETERY

**Note: Roadway striping work will begin following the completion of the County’s Annual Resurfacing (Paving) Project. This project is expected to begin in September/October 2023

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Road construction, drainage workPartial Road closure (one-lane access) at NW 344th Trail
PROJECT COMPLETED

Location: NW 344th Trail
Time frame: Monday, April 25, 2022, at 7:30 AM to Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM (weather permitting).

Okeechobee County has scheduled a partial road closure (one-lane access will be provided) at
NW 344th Trail, to replace the existing drainage pipe to improve storm water drainage within the
area. Traffic is planned to be provided with one-lane access on NW 344th Trail for the duration
of the project.

This project is being completed by our County Public Works Department - Road & Bridge
Division, which is expected to provide a cost savings to our taxpayers.

Drivers are urged to follow the directions of the flag men, drive with caution and plan ahead to
allow for more time to pass through the area as the traffic volume on surrounding streets may
be higher than usual.

For more information contact the Public Works Department/Road & Bridge Division
Phone: 863-763-3514.

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Road construction, drainage work at NE 342nd Trail:  
PROJECT COMPLETED

Location: NE 342nd Trail
Time frame: Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:30AM to Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 5:00PM (weather permitting).

Okeechobee County has scheduled a road closure at NE 342nd Trail between NE 4th Drive and NE 7th Drive, to replace the existing drainage pipe to improve stormwater drainage within the area. Traffic is planned to be detoured to NW 366th Trail (a/k/a Osowa Road) for the duration of the road closure.  

This project is being completed by our County Public Works Department - Road & Bridge
Division, which is expected to provide a cost savings to our taxpayers.

Drivers are urged to follow the directions of the flag men, drive with caution and plan ahead to
allow for more time to pass through the area as the traffic volume on surrounding streets may
be higher than usual.

For more information contact the Public Works Department/Road & Bridge Division
Phone: 863-763-3514.