Helms Road Extension nears completion

LaBelle, Fla. – The Helms Road Extension project, a four-lane highway extending from State Road 80 west of LaBelle to State Road 29 south of LaBelle, is funded 100 percent by FDOT and is nearing completion. The project contractor, AJAX, is currently preparing the base of the final two lanes of roadway for paving. Paving […]

State Road 29 LaBelle Draw Bridge Project

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, Seacoast Inc. will begin work on the drawbridge in the city of LaBelle from Bridge Street (SR 29) over the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry Country on August 13, and construction will end in early 2019. The project entails repairing and rehabilitating the drawbridge. Currently, overweight vehicles are not permitted […]

SR 29 changes in the works

Florida Department of Transportation is responding to complaints and suggestions from Hendry County residents and officials regarding the long-awaited widening of SR 29 south of LaBelle. District 3 County Commissioner Mitch Wills said plans are being changed to better accommodate the intersection at SR 29 and N. Industrial Loop. County Engineer Shane Parker explained the […]

SR 29S changes still ‘work in progress’

It’s been years since the State of Florida began actively planning the four-laning of SR 29 south of LaBelle. Over the years the highway has had to meet ever-increasing demands and the improvements are intended to accommodate increased traffic flow, especially during the agricultural and tourist seasons; to upgrade safety; and to allow for additional […]

State scrutinizes local CDL tester

An investigation by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has resulted in the severing of its agreement with Key Power Driving School on November 16. While investigating third-party CDL testing sites, the department found practices of Key Power Driving School posed “an immediate, serious danger to public health, safety and welfare.” […]

SR29 LaBelle Drawbridge over the Caloosahatchee River Public Information Meeting Scheduled for May 2

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming proposed structural improvements to the State Road 29 LaBelle Drawbridge over the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry County, Florida. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic […]

FDOT holds meeting on State Road 29 widening

On August 12, the City of LaBelle Commissioners held a public meeting with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Gwen Pipkin, DOT Project Manager, introduced her staff at the beginning of the meeting. In February 2008, FDOT began conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for improvements to S.R. 29 in Glades and Hendry […]