Lee County announces road watch sites
The Lee County Department of Transportation has released the following road-related information:
I. Road Projects
Bonita Beach Road – Road Widening Project East of Bonita Grande Drive -The week of
February 2, 2009, construction activities began on the widening of Bonita Beach Road east of
Bonita Grande Drive. Construction activities are expected to last until November 2009.
Proposed work includes the widening of approximately two miles of Bonita Beach Road from
two lanes to four lanes. Work will also include rebuilding portions of the existing two lanes,
installation of drainage and relocation of a force main. Two travel lanes will be maintained in
order not to disrupt the flow of traffic in the area. Please contact Eyra Cash at 533-8562 with
Colonial Blvd. at Plantation Rd. Extension (Veronica Shoemaker Blvd) – Turn lane
improvements to this intersection started on Monday July 6, 2009. Please use caution when
approaching this intersection as men and equipment will be working in close proximity to the
edge of the road along with intermittent lane closures. The tentative completion date is the end of
November, 2009. Please contact Mike Rigsby at 533-8513, with any question or comments.
Colonial Blvd (CR 884) Six Laning from I-75 to State Rd 82 (approx. 2.7 miles in length)
Construction activities began on Monday, August 10, 2009. Proposed work consists of widening
an existing four lane highway facility, to a six lane urbanized divided highway. This will include
the installation of street lighting, signalization, bridge widening and utility modifications. Two 8
foot wide asphalt multi-use sidewalks along the north and south sides of the road will be added.
The tentative completion date is April, 2011.
Ongoing work on Colonial Blvd. – Utility work has started and will be ongoing along the South
side of Colonial Blvd between Treeline and SR 82. Crews will be working under the I-75
overpass and at the six mile slough bridge site. Drainage work is ongoing between the bridge and
Forum Blvd. Construction traffic is heavy, so drive through the area with caution. If you have
any questions please contact Eyra Cash, Lee County Dept of Transportation at (239) 533-8562
Gladiolus Drive Widening from Pine Ridge Road to Winkler Road – Construction activities
are continuing on Gladiolus Drive and on Bass Road to widen Gladiolus Drive from 2 lanes to 6
lanes from Winker Road to Bass Road and to 4 lanes from Bass Road to Pine Ridge Road and to
widen Bass Road from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from Health Park to Gladiolus Drive. Motorists are
advised that a lane reduction is in place on the westbound approach of Gladiolus Drive to Winker
Road. Construction activities are currently occurring through out the corridor. Lane closures
may occur and will typically be at night time between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am with some work
occurring off the roadway during the day. The tentative completion date is Fall, 2010. Please
contact Robert Phelan at 533-8594 with any questions.
Summerlin Rd. from Cypress Lake Dr. to Boyscout Rd. – work continues on widening the
Southbound roadway from north of college to Cypress Lake and on the northbound roadway near
Boy Scout Rd. Work is underway on the bridge piers and the retaining walls on the overpass at
College Pkwy. The dual left turn lanes on College Pkwy have been reduced to single lefts for this
phase of the project to allow for the scaffolding to construct the overpass. The tentative
completion date on this project is summer of 2010. Please contact Sarah Clarke at 533-8718
with any questions.
Sunshine Blvd at 23rd St. SW – Intersection improvement construction is underway on the
roundabout at this intersection. Motorists are advised that temporary lane closures may be
necessary and delays are possible. The work is expected to be completed by late November.
Please contact Sarah Clarke at 533-8718 with any questions.
II. Road/Bridge Maintenance
College Parkway – We will be performing bridge maintenance on College Pkwy at the
McGregor overpass. Traffic may be slow at times. Please contact Doug Busbee with any
questions at 533-9429
Del Prado -We will be performing bridge maintenance on the bridge north of Coronado on Del
Prado. This will be night work starting Oct. 29th until Dec. 3rd on Thursday nights, with lane
closures starting at 7:00 pm until 3:30 am. If you have any questions please call Doug Busbee at
Gladiolus and Summerlin Road Overpass – We will be performing bridge maintenance on the
overpass. This will impact the traffic from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, (no lane closures). The work
will start Monday Nov. 2 through Thursday Nov. 5th. If you have any questions please call Doug
Busbee at 533-9429
Summerlin and San Carlos – We will be doing work on the overpass at Summerlin and San
Carlos which will have lane closures from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm starting Nov. 9th through the
12th. If you have any questions please call Doug Busbee at 533-9429
Summerlin Road – Landscaping – Lee County DOT Operations will be managing the
installation of irrigation and landscaping along Summerlin Road, between Sanibel Island and
Gladiolus Drive. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November, 2009. Lane
closures and traffic impacts may occur. If you have any questions please contact Bob DeBrock at
IV. County-Wide Road Resurfacing
Resurfacing various streets countywide began May 5, 2009 and will last for 12 months.
V. County-Wide Sidewalk Construction
Brantley Rd. – Barrier and sidewalk project – Work is continuing to install a guardrail along
the south side of Brantley Rd. from US 41 to Summerlin Rd. Two culverts that are deteriorating
will be replaced and a sidewalk constructed where gaps exist on the north side of Brantley.
Traffic will be maintained but may be reduced to one lane intermittently to install the culverts
and guardrail. The project is expected to be complete this Fall. Please contact Sarah Clarke at
533-8718 with any questions or comments
Slater Road Sidewalk – Lee County DOT is constructing a 5′ sidewalk along the east side of
Slater Road from Bayshore Road to Mellow Lane. The project began on Monday, April 27,
2009, and is scheduled to be completed in November, 2009. Please contact Sarah Clarke at
533-8718 with any questions or comments.
VI. Signal Work
Source: Lee County Department of Transportation