Lee County Roadwatch update for July 1-7
I. Road Projects
— Colonial Boulevard (CR 884) Six Laning from I-75 to State Road 82 (approximately 2.7 miles in length) — Construction activities began 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.
— Colonial Boulevard — Utility work began on Oct 1, 2009, and will be ongoing around the bridge over Cypress Slough and Treeline Avenue on both the north and south side of Colonial Boulevard, for a few more weeks for relocation of utilities and final tie-ins. There will be storm drain installation related activities on the north and south side of the roadway. Bridge construction related activities will continue for the next few months on the south side of the roadway. Construction activities will continue under the I-75 Bridges along Colonial. If you have any questions, contact Eyra Cash, Lee County Dept. of Transportation at (239) 533-8562.
— Daniels Parkway / Bell Tower Intersection Improvements — Construction activities began on Monday, March 1, 2010 on improvements to Daniels Parkway between US 41 and the intersection of Brynwood Lane and Big Pine Way. This work will include improvements to the signal and Sauer Drive/Bell Tower Drive, median improvements, turn lane extensions, and sidewalks on the south side of the roadway. This work will require lane closures during much of the work effort. Prior to April 5, 2010, lane closures will be limited to night time hours only, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. After April 5, 2010, lane closures
may also occur during off-peak hours, after 9 a.m. and before 3 p.m.; however, an alternate route is suggested. The tentative completion date is September, 2010. Contact Robert Phelan at 533- 8594 with any questions.
— Gladiolus Update — The majority of the construction activities have been completed on the Gladiolus Drive project and all travel lanes are open for use. Minor construction activities may be occurring at various locations throughout the project limits which may require lane closures for short periods of time. Construction is expected to be complete by July 2010. Contract Robert Phelan at 533-8594 with any questions.
— Lee Boulevard / Sunshine Boulevard, intersection of Lee Boulevard / Sunshine Boulevard – On Feb. 20, 2010, construction activities began and will take approximately 5 months to complete. The proposed work will extend along Sunshine Boulevard approximately 1,000 feet in each direction
from Lee Boulevard; and includes the addition of a left turn lane and traffic signal modifications. Please contact Eyra Cash at 533-8562 with any questions or comments.
— Littleton Road — On April 8, 2010, construction activities began on the south side of Littleton Road from US 41 to Old US 41, and is anticipated to take 6 months to complete. Proposed work includes construction of a 5-foot-wide sidewalk. Please contact Eyra Cash at 533-8562 with any
questions or comments.
— Summerlin Road, update 5/27/2010, from Cypress Lake Drive to Boy Scout Road — Work continues on widening the southbound roadway from north of College to Cypress Lake, and on the northbound roadway near Boy Scout Road. Work to remove the asbestos contamination and to remove and replace the retaining wall on the south side has begun. The beams for the overpass will be set through out the month of July and will entail night time closures of the Summerlin / College intersection from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Detour routes will be posted and off duty police officers will be on site to direct traffic. Dates for intersection closures throughout the month
will be posted on message boards and in Roadwatch. Completion date is late 2010. Contact Sarah Clarke at 533-8718 with any questions.
II. Road/Bridge Maintenance
— Alva Bridge #120042, on Broadway Street over Caloosahatchee — Lee County DOT operations will be managing the 15 year rehab project for the Alva Bridge. The job is scheduled to start July 6, 2010, and finish early 2011, weather permitting. There will be single lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During some night work activity the drawbridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic overnight. Variable message boards will be placed to alert drivers to bridge closures. If you have any questions, please contact Ehab Guirguis at 533-9400.
— Cape Coral Bridge – Lee County DOT operations will be managing the overlay project for the Cape Coral Bridge West Bound Lanes, Bridge # 124044 on College Parkway. The project is scheduled for 90 days starting Monday, April 5, 2010. There will be lane closures from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., including weekends. If you have any questions, please contact Ehab Guirguis at 533-9400.
— Estero Parkway (US 41 to Three Oaks Parkway), lane closure at the railroad crossing (eastbound) — Seminole Gulf Railroad will be performing major rehabilitation of the railway crossing on Estero Parkway beginning the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Eastbound traffic will be limited to those areas west of the railroad crossing. The anticipated completion date is
Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Motorists traveling between Three Oaks Parkway and U.S. 41 are advised to avoid this area and seek alternative routes during the construction period. A detour route has been established for those unfamiliar with the area. If you have any questions, contact Michael Tisch at 239-533-8110.
— Midpoint Bridge Eastbound — Lee County DOT operations will be managing the concrete repairs project for the Midpoint Bridge East Bound Lanes, Bridge # 1240496 on Veteran Memorial Parkway. The project is scheduled for 90 days starting Monday May 10, 2010. There will be lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Ehab Guirguis at 533-9400.
— Midpoint Bridge Toll Plaza Reconstruction — On 6/24/2010 work began to reconstruct / reconfigure the toll plaza and also to construct a detour bike path around the back of the toll plaza.
III. Landscaping — none
IV. County-Wide Road Resurfacing
— Resurfacing is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Lehigh. This is subject to change.
V. County-Wide Sidewalk Construction — none
VI. Signal Work
— College & Winkler — On July 7, 2010, signal work will be occurring from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lee County Sheriff’s Office will be onsite.