SR 80 Design Projects
SR 80 is a vital east/west corridor in southern Florida. It moves essential commerce and industry, including major farm to market products, and serves as a critical highway for business people, seasonal visitors, and local travelers. The Florida Department of Transportation considers the SR 80 corridor a priority and is focused on highway improvements in Hendry and Lee Counties. With multi-lane projects east of LaBelle and construction of a new overpass at US 27 in Hendry County, FDOT is committed to making travel more efficient for everyone.
In 2005, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) completed the Project Development & Environment study (PD&E) to widen SR 80 from east of Birchwood Parkway to US 27. This 20-mile long study considered alternatives to widen the road from two lanes to four lanes through Hendry and Glades Counties. The two segments of SR 80 from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills Drive and Indian Hills Drive to CR 833 are currently in the design phase. The SR 80/US 27 overpass construction is complete. Construction is complete on the two-mile segment of SR 80 from two to four lanes from CR 833 to just west of US 27 in Hendry County. Construction is also complete on the five-mile segment of SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane which widen the roadway from two to four lanes.