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NOTICE:  SFWMD has advised that with Lake Okeechobee levels now at 12.5 feet, all five navigation locks on the north shore are returning to normal operations. These locks will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 

Road Department

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Pete DePasquale, Road Director
804 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, FL  34972
Phone: (863) 763-3514
Fax: (863) 763-3031
email:  pdepasqule@co.okeechobee.fl.us


Okeechobee County’s Road Division is the area’s heavy equipment road and drainage maintenance arm.

Okeechobee County has more than 360 miles of publicly maintained roads and more than 500 miles of drainage canals, ditches and swales. Add in more than 12,000 drainage culverts in public right of ways and easements and the enormity of the task becomes clear.

Sitting on the northern edge of Lake Okeechobee, the county is the focal point of Natures central and southern Florida natural drainage system. And while the rules of nature dictate the movement of water, commerce and quality of life dictates the alignment of roadways, school, homes and public facilities.
Constant maintenance is required to insure citizens and nature can co-exist in this critical yet fragile environment
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