|ROW Cost:||$7.2 million|
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate improvement alternatives for SR 710 from US 441 in Okeechobee County to CR 714 (SW Martin Highway) in Martin County. The PD&E Study received Location and Design Concept Acceptance on March 16, 2017 from the FDOT Office of Environmental Management. This allowed the project to move to the next stage of development. The PD&E Study was divided into four segments. Segments 1 and 2 (i.e. SR 710 from US 441 to SR 70 and SR 710 from SR 70 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal) are now in the design stage of the project.
Upon completion, the SR 710 extension from US 441 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal will consist of two travel 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 is funded in Fiscal Year 2025. The project is not currently funded for construction.
SR 710 is a designated evacuation route by the Florida State Emergency Response Team. SR 710 is part of the National Highway System and the Strategic Intermodal System.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One held a public hearing for a roadway project to extend SR 710 from US 441 to the L-63N Interceptor Canal. The hearing was held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Okeechobee KOA Convention Center located at 4276 US Highway 441 South, Okeechobee, Florida.
Meeting materials can be viewed under Project Documents.
For any other inquiries or questions about the project, you can contact Michelle Buitron by email at: Michelle.Buitron@dot.state.fl.us