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Project Details
Work Type: Construction Work
Phase: Construction
Limits: US 98 north of NW 80th Avenue to US 98
Length: 6.838 miles
Construction Cost: $8.2 million
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2023

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin work on February 14, 2023, to make improvements to US 98 from north of NW 80th Avenue to SR 70 in Okeechobee County. During construction, US 98 will be closed for up to 10 days beginning May 22, 2023. Local traffic will be permitted to access businesses within the project limits.



Public Involvement

David Scarpelli

Community Outreach Manager

Florida Department of Transportation

Heartland Operations Center

(941) 773-7831


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Communications Team
Corine Burgess
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  • US 98 from north of NW 80th Avenue to SR 70: Construction project: Crews will resurface the roadway on US 98 from north of NW 80th Avenue to US 98.  Additional work includes shoulder treatments, roadway reconstruction at the railroad, sidewalk, traffic signals and signing and pavement markers.   

    • Motorists should expect intermittent daytime and nighttime single lane closures on US 98 from north of NW 80th Avenue to US 98 and on SR 70 during construction. 

    Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is fall 2023.