SR 710 Extension from US 441 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal
Welcome to the Web site for the extension of SR 710 from US 441 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal.
The project is located in Okeechobee County, Florida. The project consists of a new extension that will serve as a bypass route to address traffic congestion at the intersection of SR 70 and US 441. The new extension will also help to reduce truck traffic through the City of Okeechobee. The project begins with a new intersection on US 441 located approximately one mile north of the SR 70 and US 441 intersection. The new extension traverses southeasterly to connect with existing SR 710 at the L-63N Interceptor Canal. The total project length is approximately 3.8 miles.
The SR 710 extension will have two lanes in each direction with curb along both the median and outside lanes. The posted speed will be 45 mph. The posted speed will reduce to 40 mph near the new intersection at US 441. The SR 710 extension will include bicycle lanes, sidewalk along the south side of the roadway, and a shared use path along the north side of the roadway. The SR 710 extension will have new signals at the intersections with US 441, SR 70, and SE 40th Avenue.
Right-of-way acquisition for the project is funded in Fiscal Years 2019, 2020, and 2021. The project is not currently funded for construction.
One (Okeechobee County)
Est. Completion Date
June 2022 (Pending Construction Funding)
$48.7 million estimated construciton
Lengths and Limits
3.8 miles from US 441 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal