Roadwatch update: April 12-April 18
The Lee County Department of Transportation has issued a Roadwatch update for April 12-April 18:
A&W Bulb Road Improvements Project from Gladiolus Drive to Heritage Cove
Starting April 16, 2012 work begins on the reconstruction and resurfacing of the existing two-lane
roadway, widening travel lanes to 11 feet, adding four-foot paved shoulders (designated as bike lanes)
on each side of the road, and construction of a five-foot sidewalk to connect the existing sidewalk
segments on the east side between McGregor Blvd and Gladiolus Drive. Improvements also include
roadway drainage, and sewer and water line improvements. Local access will be maintained
throughout the project and speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph during construction. PLEASE
DRIVE WITH CARE and be aware of crews working near the roadway.
The contractor will initially be onsite surveying and installing erosion control and signage. No lane
closures are expected this week.
Project completion is expected in spring 2013. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
Cypress Lake Drive Summerlin Rd to McGregor Blvd. Installation of underground fiber
conduits and pull boxes will commence on Tuesday, January 17th. The work will begin on the
northwest corner of Summerlin Rd & Cypress Lake and progress to the west on the north side of
Cypress Lake Dr to McGregor Blvd. Men and equipment will be working in close proximity to
the outside westbound travel lane and will have the sidewalk closed intermittently during
daytime working hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pedestrians are asked to use the sidewalk on
the south side of Cypress Lake Dr. during this time period. Completion of this project is
scheduled for April 27, 2012.
Del Prado and SE 22nd Lane and Del Prado and SE 12th Terrace: Underground directional
boring and trenching will begin on Monday March 19th at Del Prado @ SE 22nd Lane on all four
corners of the intersection and once completed will move on to Del Prado @ SE 12th Terrace
doing the same. Men and equipment will be working in close proximity to the travel lanes and
advise motorists to use caution when traveling through the intersections. The duration of the
work is anticipated to be completed on May 25th, 2012.
Fowler Street sidewalk improvements;
Starting on April 16, 2012 contractors will begin the repair of sidewalk segments and curb ramps
between Simpson St and Moreno Ave. Temporary sidewalk closures will be required during
construction and lane closures on Fowler Street may be required between 9am and 4 pm.
Project completion is expected in the Fall of 2012.
Gladiolus Drive, Harlem Heights Bus Shelters;
Contractors will be working on the installation of 4 bus shelters and 1 bench along Gladiolus
Drive between west of Johnson St and east of Hagie Drive. Temporary sidewalk closures will be
required during construction and lane closures may be required on Gladiolus Drive between 9 am
and 4 pm.
Project completions is expected in Summer 2012.
Sunniland Boulevard Sidewalks;
Contractors will be working on the installation on a 5′ concrete sidewalk along Sunniland
Boulevard from Lee Boulevard to Park Street on the east side of the roadway and installation of
sidewalk and storm drainage on 25th Street from Sunniland Boulevard to Eunice Ave.
Project completions is expected in Summer 2012.
I. ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS
Bonita Beach Road Six-Laning -Old 41 to Lime Street
Lee County continues work to widen existing Bonita Beach Road from four to six lanes from
Old 41 to Lime Street. This project, jointly funded by Lee County Department of Transportation
and the City of Bonita Springs, completes the six-laning of Bonita Beach Road from Old 41 to I-
75 and adds a bike lane and sidewalk in each direction. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE and
be aware of heavy equipment entering/exiting the roadway.
Traffic (including bicycle and pedestrian) is shifted to the north side of the roadway for crews to
work on the south side. This shift will remain in place over the next several months.
Drainage, utility work and curb installation continue along the project and may require turn lane
closures (daytime and nighttime) and lane closures (nighttime) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
Underground utility work will be a large part of this project. The decorative street lighting
remains along the roadway and median landscaping will be installed. Please use caution when
traveling in the work zone. The project is scheduled to be complete in early 2013. The
contractor is APAC Southeast, Inc.
Cape Coral Toll Plaza Demolition/Reconstruction
Demolition and reconstruction at the toll plaza continues. The four westbound lanes are shifted
to the south (lanes 1 through 4 are shifted to lanes 5 through 8).
Effective immediately, “oversized load” trucks are NOT permitted through the travel lanes of
Cape Coral Toll plaza (in either direction). This includes oversized load trucks with State
permits. Oversized load truckers should use the Midpoint or north bridges for access to Fort
Myers while the toll plaza is under construction. For updates on all lanes closures, traffic shifts
and construction progress, please visit the project web site at www.LeeBridgeConstruction.com.
The project is expected to be complete by spring, 2012.
Daniels Parkway Six Laning – Chamberlin Parkway to Gateway Boulevard
Lee County is nearing completion of widening Daniels Parkway from four to six lanes from
Chamberlin Parkway to Gateway Boulevard. This project has reconstructed the Daniels Parkway
and Chamberlin Parkway intersection, creating a four way signalized intersection. PLEASE
DRIVE WITH CARE and be aware of heavy equipment entering/exiting the roadway. Crews
continue working throughout the project area as work nears completion.
Through Spring 2012, Chana Court will be closed at Daniels Parkway for crews to install signals
and construct the north side of the Chamberlin Parkway intersection. Local traffic will be
permitted access to Chana Court from Treeline Avenue.
The majority of the widening along Daniels Parkway is complete. Landscaping has been
installed within the median as part of the project. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
The replacement of the Matlacha Bridge began October 11, 2010. Traffic will remain on the
existing bridge with reduced lane widths; the sidewalk on the south side of the bridge will be
closed. Two-way traffic will be maintained during daylight hours. The project will take
approximately two years. Additional information is available on the project website at
matlachabridge.info. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Clarke at 239-533-8718.
The Matlacha Bridge will periodically be reduced to one lane of traffic. Motorists should expect
delays. Flagmen will be on site to direct traffic. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE and be aware of
workers and equipment on the roadway.
Six Mile Cypress Parkway Four Laning Daniels Parkway to south of Winkler Road
Northbound and southbound travel lanes are currently shifted west to the newly constructed Six
Mile Cypress Parkway from Brookshire Lake Boulevard to Heritage Palms. Motorists should
expect intermittent lane closures on Penzance Boulevard near Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
Flagmen will be on site to direct traffic.
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE and be aware of heavy equipment entering/exiting the roadway.
This project will widen the two-lane section of Six Mile Cypress to a four-lane divided highway.
This work will include the installation of a signalized intersection at Penzance Boulevard and the
addition of a paved path along the west side of the roadway from Heritage Palms to Daniels
Parkway. The tentative completion date is late Spring 2012.
II. Road/Bridge Maintenance
Myerlee Country Club Blvd. – Lee County DOT will be managing the drainage improvement
work for the Myerlee Country Club Blvd. off Winkler. The job is scheduled to start March 26,
2012 and finish April 30, 2012 weather permitting. There will be partial road closures from 7:00
am to 4:00 pm. Variable message boards will be placed to alert drivers to road closures.
New 12/ 29/2011
Estero Parkway Extension Landscaping Lee County DOT Operations will be managing
the installation of irrigation and landscaping along Estero Parkway Extension between Three
Oaks Parkway and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. This project is scheduled to be completed by the
end of May 2012. Lane closures and traffic impacts may occur.
Three Oaks Parkway Landscaping Lee County DOT Operations will be managing the
installation of irrigation and landscaping along Three Oaks Parkway, between Corkscrew Road
and Alico Road. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of April, 2012. Lane
closures and traffic impacts may occur.
IV. County-Wide Sidewalk Construction
V. Signal Work
Source: Lee County Department of Transportation