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Road Watch fo week of July 24

By Staff | Jul 22, 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued its upcoming road work report for Southwest Florida, week of July 24.

Work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects include:

* LEE COUNTY

** US 41 Caloosahatchee Bridge: Construction project: Crews perform maintenance on the US 41 bridge over the Caloosahatchee River. Marine traffic should expect construction barges and activity in the area. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Boaters should use caution. Pedestrians should use extreme caution and stay behind the construction safety fence and out of the work zone. Estimated project completion is end of 2016.

** SR 739/Evans Avenue at Thompson Street: Construction project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p. m. to 6 a.m. for crews to make signalization improvements at the intersection. Estimated project completion is summer 2016. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

** SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard under I-75: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. Monday, July 25 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 for crews to perform maintenance on the bridge, weather permitting. Flaggers will maintain both directions of traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays.

** SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Morse Plaza to Fairfax Avenue: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be repairing sidewalk on the west side of the roadway from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, weather permitting. Pedestrians should expect intermittent sidewalk closures and use caution as crews work in this area.

** SR 78/Pine Island Road/Bayshore Road from US 41 to Hart/New Post Road: Construction project: This project includes resurfacing the roadway, bike lanes and signal upgrades at various intersections. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the project. Drivers should use caution while driving in this area. Estimated project completion is fall 2017. The contractor is AJAX Industries of Florida, Inc.

** SR 78/Pine Island Road at Hibiscus Drive: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weekdays, for crews to construct a turn lane. Drivers should use caution as crews work in the roadway.

Motorists should expect Yorkshire Street to be closed temporarily for the next several months at the I-75 overpass. Motorists should follow detour signs.

Motorists should expect the inside northbound lane on the bridge over the Peace River to be closed through the duration of the project.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is end of 2017. The contractor is Astaldi Construction Corporation.

** I-75 from Lee/Charlotte County Line to North Jones Loop Road (mile marker 161): Construction project: Crews are adding lanes, resurfacing the existing roadway, performing bridge work, making drainage improvements, and adding guardrail, signs and pavement markings from the Lee/Charlotte County line to south of Tuckers Grade (exit #158). Crews are also making drainage improvements from north of Tuckers Grade (exit #158) to south of North Jones Loop Road (exit #161). Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during the nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the project. Motorists should also use caution as construction vehicles and equipment enter and exit the roadway. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE. Variable message boards notify motorists of anticipated closures. Estimated project completion is summer 2016. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

** US 41 from Cross Street to Cochran Boulevard: Construction project: Crews improve 5.8 miles of US 41. The project includes signal upgrades at various intersections, milling and resurfacing, miscellaneous shoulder widening, bike lanes and improved pedestrian access at multiple intersections. Motorists should expect lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the project.

At US 41/Parmely Street, crews will add a new through/left-turn lane on Parmely Street to accommodate more vehicles turning left onto US 41/Tamiami Trail from Parmely Street.

At US 41/Olean Boulevard, crews will add a new northbound right-turn lane on Olean Boulevard to accommodate more vehicles turning right onto US 41/Tamiami Trail from Olean Boulevard.

At US 41/Harborview Road crews will add a new westbound through lane on Harborview Road to accommodate more vehicles heading west toward Edgewater Drive.

Motorists should be aware of heavy machinery and large trucks entering and exiting the roadway while crews install construction signage and silt fence. Please use caution and plan extra travel time while driving in this area. Project completion is expected fall 2017. The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

** US 41 from Enterprise Drive to Sarasota/Charlotte County Line: Construction project: Crews are working to expand US 41 to six lanes from Enterprise Drive to the Sarasota/Charlotte County line. This 3.6-mile project also includes making roadway drainage improvements, installing water and sewer lines, adding bike lanes and sidewalk and replacing signals at Enterprise Drive, Toledo Blade Boulevard and S. Cranberry/Cornelius Boulevards. Crews are installing new utilities, building new roadway and drainage. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the project.

Southbound Collingswood Boulevard is closed at US 41 and the Collingswood Boulevard median is closed.

Chamberlain Boulevard at US 41 is open. The Chamberlain Boulevard median opening is closed.

Waldec Street is closed at US 41.

Adalia Terrace is closed on the south side at US41.

The speed limit is reduced to 40 miles per hour.

Drivers should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the roadway. The contractor expects to complete work in spring 2017. The contractor is Guymann Construction Inc.

** US 41 over the Peace River: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent outside southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for crews to perform maintenance on the bike path and sidewalk. Drivers should use caution and expect delays as crews work on the path.

** SR 776/El Jobean Road over the Myakka River: Construction project: Crews perform maintenance on the SR 776/McCall Road Bridge over the Myakka River. Marine traffic should expect construction barges and activity in the area. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Boaters should use caution. Pedestrians should use extreme caution and stay behind the construction safety fence and out of the work zone. Estimated project completion is end of 2016.

* COLLIER COUNTY

** I-75 from Broward County Line (mile marker 50) to east of CR 951/Collier Boulevard (mile marker 101): Construction project: This safety project adds approximately 78 miles (39 miles in each direction) of guardrail along I-75/Alligator Alley. Crews will begin a moving pavement operation at CR 951 (exit #101) and work easterly to the Broward County line. Crews will then work from the Broward County line westerly to just east of CR 951. Guardrail installation will follow behind the pavement operation. Crews will work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with intermittent lane closures. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., through the duration of the project.

Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane closed from mile marker 75 to mile marker 70.

Crews will be installing guardrail along the southbound roadway from mile marker 63 to mile marker 61.

Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. The contractor is the de Moya Group, Inc. Estimated completion is summer 2017.

* US 41 from Stinkey Canal to Rose Canal: Construction project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures as crews perform maintenance work on the bridges. Motorists should use caution as construction vehicles enter and exit the roadway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is fall of 2016. The contractor is Proshot Concrete, Inc.

* US 41 at Loop Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during daytime hours Monday through Friday for crews to pave the intersection, weather permitting. Motorists should expect delays and use caution while crews work in the roadway.

* US 41 from Six L’s Farm Road to CR 92/San Marco Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path on the south side of roadway. The speed limit will be reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph during the day. The speed limit will remain at 45 mph during nighttime hours. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures while crews are working. Driver should use caution traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2016. The contractor is Community Asphalt Corporation.

SR 84/Davis Boulevard at Radio Road: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday for crews to construct a deceleration lane. Drivers should use caution as crews work in the roadway.

* DESOTO COUNTY

** US 17 from CR 760A to Heard Street and within the City of Arcadia: Construction project: Crews are expanding US 17 to four lanes. Work is underway for two new travel lanes to the east and west of existing US 17 travel lanes includes utility activities, installation of drainage, and new roadway construction. Northbound and southbound US 17 traffic have switched to the new portion of US 17 from south of CR-760A/McCaskill Street to north of CR 760/Welles Avenue. Daytime single-lane flagging operation on west side streets in Nocatee. Traffic remains on the existing lanes of US 17 north of Joshua Creek. North and southbound US 17 travel lanes have shifted to the new eastern roadway from north of Mockingbird Street to north of Hibiscus Drive. In Arcadia – southbound US 17 travel lanes shifts to the east from Palmetto Street to Dr. MLK Jr. Street. SW Palm Drive is closed and the detour route is SW Hibiscus Drive to SE Hillsborough Avenue. Intermittent lane closures on US 17, SR 70 and other side streets. Motorists should continue to observe the posted speed limits. Work vehicles are entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Please use caution and plan additional travel time. Expected project completion is in the summer of 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting.

* GLADES COUNTY

** US 27 from the Highlands County Line to the City of Palmdale: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

** US 27 from SR 78/Lakeport Road to 3 miles north of the City of Palmdale: Maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours Monday through Friday while crews make asphalt repairs at various locations. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway.

** SR 78 from Canal Boat Ramp to Okeechobee County Line: Construction project: Crews are re-setting guardrail and paving throughout project limits. Watch for single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. Work on this project includes resurfacing and resetting guardrail. Expected project completion is summer 2016. The contractor is Lawrence-Lynch Corporation. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the work zone.

** SR 78 in the City of Lakeport: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

* HENDRY COUNTY

** SR 82/Immokalee Road from the Lee/Hendry County line to the Hendry/Collier County line: Construction project: Crews widen SR 82 to four lanes from the Lee/Hendry County line to the Hendry/Collier County line. This 1.3 mile project improves drainage to manage water running off the roadway and builds new five-foot sidewalk on the north side of the road. Motorists should expect lane closures through the duration of the project while crews are working and use caution traveling in the work zone.

Motorists should expect Naples Avenue closed at the intersection of SR 82 from Thursday, June 30 through July, weather permitting.

Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is end of 2016. The contractor is Community Asphalt Corporation.

** US 27 from the Hendry County line to SR 80: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

** SR 29 at Helms Road: Maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours Monday through Friday while crews install culverts near the roadway during daytime hours. The speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph during the day. Motorists should use caution and expect delays as crews work near the roadway.

** SR 80 from Congen Road to the Lee County line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

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.

Also as a reminder, travelers can visit www.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.

Source: Florida Department of Transportation