Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, Sebring Parkway northbound lanes will be closed from DeSoto Road to Youth Care Lane and the intersection at Youth Care Lane will be closed for reconstruction. Work is expected to last up to 4 weeks.

One lane at the Sebring Parkway/YCL intersection will remain open for southbound traffic on Sebring Parkway, however traffic will not be able to turn left onto Youth Care Lane from southbound Sebring Parkway.

This means that Sebring Parkway northbound lanes will be closed from U.S. 27 through Youth Care Lane – local traffic will be able to go through the intersection at DeSoto Road but cannot turn northbound onto Sebring Parkway. Driveway cutouts will still be in place at the hospital.

All Sebring Parkway northbound lanes in Phase IIA and IIB (from U.S. 27 through Youth Care Lane) are expected to be paved at the same time and reopened by the end of February. At that time, construction crews will switch to the southbound lanes in the Phase IIB area (between U.S. 27 and DeSoto Road).

The entire project is expected to be complete by mid-fall this year.

Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory:

US 27 from Appaloosa Road to Ben Hill Griffin Road: Permit project: Crews are installing utility poles on the shoulders of US 27. This will require shoulder closures. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway.

US 27 from Glades County line to Polk County line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be mowing and picking up litter along US 27 northbound and southbound from the Glades County line to the Polk County line. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

US 27 north of Valerie Boulevard: Driveway permit project: Crews will be constructing a church driveway access on the northbound side of US 27 north of Valarie Boulevard. Watch for shoulder closures and a nighttime right lane closure. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway.

US 27 at the intersection of Sebring Parkway (North Highlands Avenue): Permit project: Crews are performing work at the intersection of US 27 and Sebring Parkway. Watch for northbound, outside travel lane closures. Please use caution and watch for crews working close to and in the roadway.

US 27 from Highlands Avenue to Sebring Parkway: Construction project: Crews will install ASCT and IT devices on the14 traffic signals on US 27 between South Highlands Avenue and the Sebring Parkway, add fiber optic communications and a centralized Advanced Traffic Management System for the Highlands County signal system. Estimated completion is spring 2022.

US 27 at Northwood Boulevard: Construction project: Crews will improve the intersection at US 27 and Northwood Boulevard. Work includes the construction of a bi-directional median/widening on US 27 at Northwood Boulevard, widening for off-set left turns, and signing and pavement marking. During construction there may be daytime and nighttime single lane closures on US 27 near Northwood Boulevard. Estimated completion is spring 2022.

US 27 from Cloverleaf Road to SR 66: Construction project: Crews will be making improvements to US 27 from Cloverleaf Road to SR 66. Improvements include resurfacing US 27 from Cloverleaf Road to SR 66, modifying the medians, adding left turn lanes, installing curb and gutter, signage, and pavement markers, replacing guardrail, improving drainage, and installing new traffic signals at Twitty Road and Lake Josephine Drive. Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime lane closures on US 27 during construction.

Motorists should expect lane closures on southbound and northbound US 27 from Cloverleaf Road to SR 66 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Estimated completion is spring 2022.

US 27 from SR 66 to Sebring Parkway (formerly South Highlands Avenue): Construction project: Crews will resurface US 27 from SR 66 to Sebring Parkway. Additional work includes adding signals and street lighting at George Boulevard, installation of curb and gutter, signage, and pavement markers. Nighttime lane closures may occur on US 27 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday during construction.

Motorists should expect the possibility of nighttime lane closures. Please use caution in these areas. Estimated completion is early 2022.

SR 66 from Durrance Road to South Orange Blossom Boulevard: Maintenance project: Maintenance crews will be cleaning ditches along SR 66 from Durrance Road to South Orange Blossom Boulevard. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures in the area Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SR 70 from Okeechobee County line to Desoto County line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be mowing and picking up litter along eastbound and westbound SR 70 from the Okeechobee County line to the Desoto County line. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

SR 70 from US 27 to the Okeechobee County line: Maintenance project: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

SR 64 from US 27 to Hardee County line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be mowing and picking up litter along SR 64 from US 27 to the Hardee County line. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

SR 17 from US 27 south of Lake Jackson to Main Street (SR 64): Maintenance contract project: Crews will be mowing and picking up litter along SR 17 from US 27 south of Lake Jackson to Main Street in Avon Park. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

US 27 from Highlands Avenue (Sebring) to West Cornell Street (Avon Park): Maintenance contract project: Crews will be re-striping the pavement markings. There will be slow moving equipment along this corridor. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

SR 66 at Maxanna Boulevard: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be replacing pipe culverts at this intersection. There will be shoulder closures and equipment entering and leaving this corridor. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area.

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