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District One Southern Counties Roadwatch Report for week of July 28

July 25, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Fort Myers --- This weekly report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects.

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.

Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com[FL511.com] or dial "511" from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.

If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

I-75 at the northbound and southbound weigh stations (mile marker 158): Construction project: Crews will be installing a parking detection system in the north and southbound weigh station parking areas. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

US 41 at Hancock Avenue:?Construction project: Crews will be extending existing turn lanes, milling and resurfacing, widening, placing sidewalk, installing signing and pavement markings, and making signalization improvements.?Work will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.???Motorists and pedestrians should use?caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is winter of 2019. The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors, Inc.

US 41 from Oakley Street to Main Street:?Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews reconstruct a turn lane, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway.

US 17 over Lavilla Road: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 while crews perform maintenance on the bridge, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.

COLLIER COUNTY

I-75 at Rest Area (mile marker 63): Construction project: Crews will be installing a parking detection system in the north and southbound rest area parking areas. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

I-75 at SR 29:?Construction project: Crews will be installing underground conduit and foundations for light poles on the ramps. Work is expected to occur during daytime hours. Drivers should use caution as crews work near the roadway.? Estimated completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Arc Electric, Inc.

US 41/Tamiami Trail from Pine Street to Bayshore Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound lane closures from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays while crews construct a driveway, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

US 41/Tamiami Trail from SR 951/Collier Boulevard to Greenway Road: Construction project: Crews will be installing lighting along the northbound and southbound lanes. Work will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures.??Motorists and pedestrians should use?caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is spring 2020. The contractor is Horsepower Electric, Inc.

US 41 from Pine Ridge Road to Sandpine Drive:? Construction project:??Crews will be placing sidewalk, drainage structures and lighting on the east side of US 41.?Crews will also resurface the intersection of US 41 and Pelican Bay Boulevard. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the project. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area.? Estimated completion is early of 2019.? The contractor is American Lighting & Signalization, Inc.

SR 82/Immokalee Road from SR 29 to Corkscrew Road:??Maintenance permit project:?Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to repair a pipeline, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from Pine Street to Commercial Drive:??Maintenance permit project:?Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures while crews make an emergency repair to a storm drain, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

DESOTO COUNTY

SR 70 from North Pasco Avenue (westbound) and South Luther Avenue (eastbound) to Turner Avenue: Construction project: Watch for intermittent nighttime/overnight lane closures as crews make final corrections to the pavement at the side street intersections, and complete sidewalks and handrail. Use caution and be prepared to merge. This project includes widening and resurfacing, drainage improvements, curb, gutter, sidewalk and signalization. Expected completion is summer 2019. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

GLADES COUNTY

US 27 from 5th Street to north of SR 78: Construction project: Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on US 27 from 5th Street to north of SR 78 in Moore Haven. Additional work includes improving the drainage, sidewalks and road shoulders, and installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markings, and water and sewer lines along US 27. Work also includes replacing traffic signals at 6th Street and 10th Street and adding new streetlights at 10th Street and SR 78 intersections. Motorists should expect periodic nighttime and daytime lane closures on US 27 during construction. Please use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is summer 2020. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida.

HENDRY COUNTY

SR 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833:?Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes on SR 80 in Hendry County. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full demolition and removal of the existing bridges to construct the new ones. Work also includes drainage improvements, adding curb and gutter, and installing LED lighting. Please use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is summer 2020. The contractor is AJAX Paving of Industries Florida.

LEE COUNTY

I-75 at Daniels Parkway (mile marker 131): Construction project: Crews will be installing a parking detection system in the northbound and southbound rest area parking areas. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 739, SR 865 and SR 867):?Maintenance contract project: Crews are sweeping curb and gutter on state roadways and bridges.? Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting.? Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

US 41 at SR 82: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 to 4 a.m. Thursday, August 1 while crews perform maintenance on the bridge, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue at College Parkway/Woodlawn Boulevard: Construction project: Crews will be milling and resurfacing, placing sidewalk, installing signing and pavement markings, and making signalization improvements.?Work will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.???Motorists and pedestrians should use?caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is winter 2019. The contractor is Blacktip Services Incorporated, Inc.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Winkler Avenue to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard:? Construction project: Crews?will be?installing and relocating utilities and constructing medians on US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Winkler Avenue to SR 82.

Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures and detours on US 41/Cleveland Avenue during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours Monday through Friday throughout the duration of the project, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect Hill Avenue closed at US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1 while crews install water main pipe across the roadway.

Motorists should expect side road closures from Winkler Avenue to Victoria Avenue throughout the duration of the project.

Additional work includes installing drainage structures, pedestrian signals, upgrading signals and lighting, and resurfacing existing highway. The project will be constructed in three segments.? Each segment will have the majority of construction completed prior to moving to the next segment. Construction will begin on the first segment from Winkler Avenue to Carrell Road. Crews will work on the west side of the road initially and when that work is completed, they will shift to the east side of Cleveland Avenue/US 41.? The expected project completion date is the end of spring 2022. The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 884/Colonial Boulevard over the Ten Mile Canal: Construction project:??Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. while crews make improvements to the bridge, weather permitting. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution as crews work near the roadway. Estimated project completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Seacoast Construction Group.

SR 884/Colonial Boulevard from Plantation Road to Deer Run Farms Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays, for crews to extend a turn lane, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 876/Daniels Parkway from west of I-75 to the Rest Area:? Construction project:??Crews will be milling and resurfacing Daniels Parkway and constructing curb and shoulder during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area.? Estimated completion is fall 2019.? The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc.

SR 82 from Lee Boulevard/Colonial Boulevard to Shawnee Road: ?Construction project: ? Crews are widening SR 82 to six lanes from east of Lee Boulevard to Shawnee Road.

Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures on?SR 82 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday throughout the duration of the project, weather permitting.???

Meadow Road at Gunnery Road is PERMANENTLY closed.

A temporary traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Ray Avenue South and Griffin Drive. Motorists should use caution while driving in this area.?

Additional work includes construction of a median separating three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, 6.5-foot inside paved shoulders, bike lanes, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 10-foot shared-use path on the south side. The project will also add a grass median and LED lighting throughout this segment. The project also includes constructing Florida's first Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of SR 82 at Daniels Parkway/Gunnery Road. The CFI will ease traffic congestion at the intersection and include multiple signals to reduce turning delays. The expected completion date is end of summer of 2019. The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 82 from Shawnee Road to Alabama Road: Construction project: Crews are improving 3-miles of SR 82 from Shawnee Road to Alabama Road. The project includes expanding the roadway from two to six lanes with a divided median. The project also includes lighting, drainage improvements, 6.5-foot paved shoulders on both sides of the roadway, 6.5-foot bike lanes in each direction, a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the north side of SR 82 and a 10-foot shared-use path on the south side of SR 82. Crews are placing embankment on the north side of the roadway to raise the elevation of the proposed roadway. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, daytime hours only. Lane closures are not expected at this time. Estimated project completion is fall 2020. The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 82 from Alabama Road to the Lee/Hendry County line:?Construction project:? Crews will be widening SR 82 to four lanes from Alabama Road to the Lee/Hendry County line.

Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures on?SR 82 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday throughout the duration of the project, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect traffic shifts throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists should expect Kalamar Drive closed through September 2019.

Additional work includes construction of a median separating two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, 6.5-foot inside paved shoulders, bike lanes, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 10-foot shared-use path on the south side. The project will also add a grass median and LED lighting throughout this segment. The expected completion date is end of 2020. The Contractor is Sacyr Construction.

SR 82/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Rockfill Road to Ortiz Avenue:? Construction project:?? Crews will be milling and resurfacing SR 82/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and constructing curb and shoulder during daytime and nighttime hours. Work occurs during daytime and nighttime hours.?Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours. Drivers should use caution traveling in this area.? Estimated completion is fall 2019.? The contractor is Community Asphalt Corporation.

SR 80/1st Street over Billy's Creek: Construction project:??Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews make improvements to the bridge, weather permitting. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution as crews work near the roadway. Estimated project completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Seacoast Construction Group.

SR 78 under I-75: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime overnight hours from 9 p.m. Thursday, August 1 to 5 a.m. Friday, August 2 while crews perform maintenance on the bridge, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.

SR 78/Bayshore Boulevard from Hart Road to I-75: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours while crews repair sidewalk, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 
 
 

 

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