US 17 from the Hardee/Desoto County Line to Sweetwater Road (CR 634): Construction project: Crews will widen US 17 from two lanes to four lanes, add a grassed median and build new two-lane bridges over Charlie Creek and Charlie Creek Overflow. The contractor will also install new roadside drainage swales and storm water ponds to manage water running off the roadway. Watch for crews and equipment working close to the road. Drivers should expect daytime lane closures and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone in a single lane. Please observe posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction. Estimated completion is summer 2018.