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Project Details
Work Type: Safety Project
Phase: Design
Limits: North of Captain Hendry Dr to West of Forrey Dr
Length: 2.2 miles
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2023
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024

State Road 80 from North of Captain Hendry Drive to West of Forrey Drive is currently a four-lane urban highway divided by a two-way left-turn lane running east and west through the City of LaBelle in Hendry County. The posted speed limit varies between 35 and 40 miles per hour through the downtown area, and is 50 miles per hour near the project limits. The corridor includes sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the roadway.

The current Design project is intended to enhance traffic flow and reduce crashes. It consists of several intersection improvements and will replace the existing two-way left-turn lanes with raised medians. A signal is proposed to be installed at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd and State Road 80. Additional project elements include an analysis of existing structures and the prevailing drainage conditions. All improvements are anticipated to occur within the existing right-of-way.

Public Involvement

In-person and virtual meetings are expected to be held in 2025. Official details for these meetings will be provided at a later date. Please continue to check back at this site regularly for the latest updates.


For additional information on Proven Safety Countermeasures developed by the Federal Highway Administration, please visit the following websites:

Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Islands in Urban and Suburban Areas

Reduced Left-Turn Conflict Intersections

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Contact Information
Design Project Manager
Ryan Patterson
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