U.S. Highway 17 from the Charlotte/DeSoto County line to S.W. Collins St. – Work continues to widen four miles of US 17 from two to four lanes. Crews currently are converting original US 17 travel lanes to future southbound travel lanes through the entire length of the project. Workers are paving new lanes and installing retention ponds, water lines, drain pipes, silt fences, sod and mulch. Weather permitting, River Street will be closed for paving and curb work at the point where it intersects with the now closed (future southbound) US 17 travel lanes. Motorists should use Georgia St. as a detour route while River St. is closed. From SW Collins St. to the DeSoto/Charlotte County line, motorists should also expect daytime flagging operations at side streets intersecting with the original US 17 lanes presently closed/under construction. Flagging also will occur where County Road 761 intersects with now-closed US 17 travel lanes. The work at River St. and other streets will not affect traffic on the US 17 lanes now open in both directions. Project completion is expected at the end of 2012.
State Route 70 from Robert Ave. to Turner Ave.: — Crews will be cleaning roadway drainage pipes during the evening hours. Motorists should expect lane closures and use caution in this area
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