SR 78 over Kissimmee River Bridge: Construction project: Motorists should expect alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures on SR 78 over Kissimmee River Bridge for the duration of this project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during construction, and motorists will take turns crossing the bridge. Traffic control lights will be used to notify motorists of their turn to cross the bridge. The travel lane will be reduced to 12 feet during construction, so wide loads will not be able to cross the bridge. This lane closure is necessary for crews to make necessary updates to the bridge. Improvements include updating the bridge infrastructure, replacing the deck grating and refreshing the paint. Motorists should expect delays and use caution as crews work in the roadway. Work is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
Kissimmee River Bridge
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding an alternatives public meeting for the SR 60 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study from CR 630 to east of the Kissimmee River Bridge in Polk and Osceola Counties.
FDOT is studying the proposed widening of SR 60 from two to four lanes to accommodate increased traffic demand, especially truck traffic, generated by projected economic growth in Polk County. Additional right-of-way, or property that FDOT already owns, is needed to accommodate widening SR 60 and for stormwater management ponds. Existing access to properties along SR 60 will change due to the addition of a median, a result of widening the road.
The public meeting will be:
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. open house
Location: Westgate River Ranch, Main Hall
3200 River Ranch Boulevard
River Ranch, FL 33867
The meeting will be an open house format with a continuous video presentation. Project staff will display plans and answer questions about proposed widening alternatives for SR 60. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.