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South Florida Roads (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties)

SR 25/US 27/Okeechobee Road Reconstruction Projects




Frenquently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Where is the project located?
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is reconstructing SR 25/US 27/Okeechobee Road from the Broward County Line to SR 826/Palmetto Expressway. To minimize impacts to the community, the project is divided into seven individual segments. Click to view the corridor wide map.
What is the purpose of the reconstruction?
  • FDOT’s goal with the SR 25/US 27/Okeechobee Road reconstruction is to improve safety, mobility and ease congestion along the 10-mile corridor.
What are the major improvements to the corridor?
  • Major improvements to the corridor include: reconstructing the NW 116 Way intersection to cross Okeechobee Road via second level overpass; constructing a three level interchange at the NW 87 Avenue intersection; adding three new flyover ramps for direct access to and from the Palmetto Interchange. 
What is the estimated cost of the reconstruction?
  • The seven project segments, two are managed by the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the remaining five by the FDOT. Each project segment has an individual estimated cost. The overall estimated cost is $595 million. For more information on each segment visit, www.southflroads.com/okeechobee.
How long will it take to complete?
  • The seven project segments, two are managed by the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the remaining five by the FDOT. Each project segment has an individual time of completion; however, all construction is set to be completed by 2032. For more information on each segment, visit www.southflroads.com/okeechobee
How will the traffic flow be maintained throughout construction?
  • The construction crews will mainly work within protected work areas, keeping the same number of lanes open.
  • Minimizing lane closures to the allowable non-peak hours.
  • Coordination between project segments to avoid consecutive closures.
  • Providing advance notice and traffic alerts to the community and motorists about upcoming closures and traffic shifts.
  • For more information on the current traffic patterns and lane closures visit the current project activities page.
  • Sign up to our distribution list to receive lane closure updates.
How can I stay informed about the project?
Who can I contact regarding the reconstruction?
Will access be provided to my business during construction? 
  • Yes, access to neighborhoods and businesses will be maintained at all times. In the event that a driveway must be worked on, the community outreach team will reach out to that property owner and coordinate the closure, at the owner’s convenience.
What do I do if construction activities, vehicles or materials damage my vehicle and/or property?
  • Properly document the damages with photos and consider filing a police report.
  • Contact the Senior Community Outreach Specialist and provide all the information. A damage claim form will be provided, please fill it out and submit it as soon as possible.
  • FDOT will provide an “Acknowledgement of Property Damage” Letter stating that your claim was received; however, all documentation will be forwarded to the project’s contractor, who will handle the claim. Damages occurring within project areas will be reviewed and responded to by the assigned contractor, not by FDOT.
  • Please note the project cannot assume liability or responsibility for circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to:
    • Weather-related events and conditions.
    • Damages caused by other motorists/vehicles.
    • Unreported road debris or conditions.
What can I do to safely traverse around the work zone?
  • Use caution when driving, walking or biking around the work zone.
  • Allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Obey all posted signs and speed limits.




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