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Project Details
Work Type: Milling and Resurfacing
Phase: Design
Length: 1 miles
Start of Current Phase: Early 2020
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2023

The SR 70 Resurfacing and Median Modification from US 441 to NE 17th Avenue is a Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (RRR) project intended to extend the service life of the existing roadway, improve safety and correct deficiencies. This project will include milling and resurfacing of the existing pavement with new striping, upgrading highway signing, converting the full median opening at NE 3rd Avenue to a directional median opening and signal removal, reconstruction of the sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria, driveway reconstruction, replacement of a portion of the drainage system, and new signals and lighting at NE 8th Avenue.

Public Involvement

Upcoming Public Meeting

Here are the ways you can participate in the upcoming public meeting. Materials will be the same at both events, so attending both events is not necessary.


Thursday, September 1, 2022 – Meeting Materials Posted


Beginning on Thursday, September 1, 2022, materials will be listed in the Project Documents box below. You will be able to submit comments online.


Thursday, September 8, 2022 – In-Person Public Meeting


Okeechobee Presbyterian Church

312 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida 34972


4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. open house

View meeting materials, talk to the project team and submit comments.


Monday, September 12,2022 – Live Online Public Meeting at 5:00 p.m. – Advanced registration required

To register for the meeting, got to https://attendee.gotowebinar.comregister/5220539907662577678

You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting from a computer, tablet or mobile device. (Note: Internet Explorer cannot be used for this event.)


Review the materials online prior to the event. Participate in an online presentation and question & answer session with the project team.


How to submit comments


You may submit comments in the following ways:


  1. During the live in-person event
  2. Online through the project website (use the contact box on the right)
  3. Email the project manager (Philip.Menke@dot.state.fl.us)
  4. By mail: Philip Menke, FDOT District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249


You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by September 23, 2022 to be included in the record for this workshop.  You may also call the project manager (phone number to the right) if you have questions before you submit your comment.

If you need ADA or Translation Services:
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days before the live event you plan to attend.

The Florida Department of Transportation is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Anyone wishing to express concern about Title VI should contact Cynthia Sykes at the information above.

Public Notices
This meeting will be advertised according to federal and state statutes in the following places:
On this project website
Email to public officials and interested parties

Newsletter to local property owners near the project

FDOT’s Public Notices website

Send a comment or ask a question about this project

Contact Information

Project Manager

Philip Menke


For Media Inquiries Only




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Contact Information
Design Project Manager
Phil Menke, PE
(863) 519-2803
For Media Inquiries Only
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