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Project Details
Work Type: Resurfacing
Phase: Construction
Limits: Peace River to SE Baker Street
Length: 3.37 miles
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2023
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2026
Public Involvement

In Person Public Meeting: Attendees will be able to speak to the project team and address any question or concerns.

July 25, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m.

Turner Agri Civic Center  Exhibit Hall  (follow signage)

2250 NE Roan Street

Arcadia, FL  34266

Virtual Public Meeting: If you cannot attend the in-person meeting, a Virtual Public Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 6 to 7 p.m.  click here to register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7038481236400448599

Community Outreach: If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Corine Burgess, community outreach manager, at corine.burgess@dot.state.fl.us or call 863.241.1459.

A link to a video of the meeting: https://youtu.be/s4LmRezM8jA



Nancy Morgan

Community Outreach Manager

Florida Department of Transportation

Heartland Operations Center

(941) 720-6335


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  • SR 70 from Peace River to Southeast Baker Street: Construction project: Crews will reconstruct approximately 3.4 miles of SR 70 within the City of Arcadia, add new drainage facilities, add new and relocate sanitary and watermain utilities, install new traffic signals, reconstruct sidewalks, and add street lighting in various locations. During construction there will be lane closure on SR 70. Temporary pedestrian pathways will be installed for pedestrians during construction while sidewalks are under construction and detours will be in place during construction, while crews work on side roads; please follow signage and use caution in these areas. 

    •  Motorists should expect lane closures on westbound and eastbound SR 70 from Baker Street to the apex of eastbound and westbound SR 70.
    •  Robert Ave. at eastbound SR 70 is closed. A detour is in place at Luther Avenue. Please follow detour signs and allow extra travel time.
    • Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures on SR 70 westbound of the Peace River and east of US 17, while crews work on utilities. 
    •  New traffic pattern: Northbound US 17 traffic will merge into one lane at SR 70 westbound.  All truck traffic travelling westbound on SR 70 wanting to go northbound on US 17 will be detoured to US 17 southbound, then to SR 70 eastbound and then to US 17 northbound. 

    Estimated completion is summer 2026.

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