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FDOT implementing rail crossing safety measures in Fort Myers

By Staff | Oct 2, 2020

As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Operation STRIDE, FDOT is implementing rail crossing safety measures on state roadways with the goal of minimizing crashes. The work includes installation of Rail Dynamic Envelopes, which are pavement markings at rail crossings used to delineate the area around railroad crossings identifying where vehicles should not stop.

Beginning today, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Oct. 6, work will be done at the following rail crossings in Fort Myers:

n State Road 80/Palm Beach Boulevard on Friday, Oct. 2

n State Road 78/Bayshore Road on Friday, Oct. 2

Motorists should expect possible lane closures near rail crossings as the work continues.

Motorists are also reminded to slow down in and near construction zones. Please follow detour signs for alternative routes.

Rail crossings on state roads will be upgraded in DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota counties.

Follow FDOT on social media at @MyFDOT_SWFL, and facebook.com/MyFDOTSWFL or online at SWFLRoads.com, for updates on the rail crossing safety measures across Southwest Florida.