Project ID: 420633-3
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting for this project on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Zolfo Springs Civic Center, 3210 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The community is invited to attend and team representatives will be available to answer questions about the improvements in an open-house format.
FDOT is realigning this 1-mile segment of US 17 (SR 35) from south of West 9th Street to north of West 3rd Street along the abandoned railroad right of way and Oak Street through Zolfo Springs in Hardee County, Florida. Plans call for construction of a concrete roadway with curb and gutter, 7 foot bike lane, sidewalks, and a 52-foot raised median that will separate two northbound and two southbound traffic lanes. Improvements include a new underground drainage system and two storm water ponds to manage water running off of the roadway. A new traffic signal will be installed along the new alignment at the 6th Street (SR 66) intersection. The existing US 17 will be turned over to the Town of Zolfo Springs and renamed Main Street when complete.
CURRENT STATUS: CONSTRUCTION
FDOT hired AJAX Paving Industries of Florida to construct this project. Construction began in spring 2017.
FDOT expects the contractor to complete the project in fall of 2018.
FDOT Heartland Operations Center
Community Engagement Manager