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District One Roadwatch Report – Jan. 22

By Staff | Jan 24, 2023

Bartow, FL — This weekly report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects.

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 zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit “http://www.FL511.com” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>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.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

I-75 at Various Bridges: Construction project: Improvements include repainting the structural steel coating at the following bridges: St. John’s Loop, Airport Road, and Carmalite Street. Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expected completion is early fall 2023.

US 41 from Midway Boulevard to Paulson Drive: Maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent outside northbound closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews perform geotechnical work.

US 41/Tamiami Trail from Payne Street to Rio Villa Drive: Construction project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours while crews resurface the roadway, construct curb, gutter, sidewalk drainage, signage, and signalization improvements.

• Motorists should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures from Aqui Esta Drive to Payne Street during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays while crews perform earthwork and drainage installation in the median.

Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. The expected project completion is late fall 2023.

SR 776 from Pinedale Drive to the Myakka River Bridge: Construction project: Crews will resurface the roadway, construct curb, gutter, signage, and signalization improvements. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours.

• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews install guardrail, lighting, and pedestrian railing between Gasparilla Boulevard and the Myakka River Bridge.

Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. The expected project completion is early spring 2023.

COLLIER COUNTY

I-75 from the Toll Booth to Collier Boulevard: Construction project: Crews will resurface the roadway and construct guardrail.

• Motorists should expect northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. The expected project completion is late summer 2023.

I-75 from the Broward County line to the east of the bridge over Wildlife Crossing #15: Construction project: Crews will resurface the roadway and construct new guardrail and animal crossings. Motorists should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures during daytime hours through the duration of the project. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway. The expected project completion is spring 2024.

US 41 from 10th Street North to 9th Street North: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews construct underground utilities. A temporary traffic signal will be installed during construction. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

US 41 from Tomato Road to CR 92 Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews construct a temporary bypass road. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

US 41 at the Treviso Bay Entrance east of Johns Street: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews make turn lane modifications. Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway.

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from Ospreys Landing to West Crown Point Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews replace underground utilities. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

DESOTO COUNTY

SR 70 East from Lee Street to Manatee Street: The closure is due to asphalt damage and a potential void under the roadway. The right lane will remain closed until an emergency asphalt repair can be completed.

SR 70 over Joshua Creek Bridge: Construction project: Crews will be making repairs to the bridge, including spall repairs to substructure and superstructure, non-structural pile jackets and slope protection repairs. There is a possibility of lane closures on SR 70 over the Joshua Creek Bridge during construction. Estimated completion is spring 2023.

GLADES COUNTY

US 27 at SR 29: Construction project: Crews will be making improvements to US 27 and SR 29 updating traffic signals, milling, and resurfacing, shoulder treatments, adding curb and rumble strips and lighting near the intersection. Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime lane closures near the intersection.

• Motorists should expect the right turn lane off US 27 onto SR 29 to be closed while crews work in the area. Please follow signage.

• Motorists should expect intermittent daily lane closures on US 27 and SR 29 near the intersection.

Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is February 2023.

US 27 from south of Hendry County line to north of Old US 27: Construction project: Crews will be making improvements to US 27 from south of the Hendry County line to north of Old US 27. The project includes resurfacing US 27 from south of the Hendry County line to north of Old US 27, outside shoulder widening on southbound US 27 at Old US 27, guardrail replacement and installation of signing and pavement markings. During construction there may be daytime and nighttime lane closures on US 27 from south of the Hendry County line to north of Old US 27

• Motorists should expect northbound and southbound single daytime and nighttime lane closures on US 27 from south of the Hendry County line to north of Old US 27.

Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is spring 2023.

SR 78 Sidewalks at Various Locations: Construction project: Crews will be installing five-foot sidewalks with a retaining wall along the south side of SR 78 from Access Road to Ben Street and from Chobee Street to Lake Drive and from Linda Road to Buckhead Ridge RV & Boat Storage. Other improvements include signing and pavement markings and drainage improvements. During construction daytime lane closures will occur on SR 78. Please use caution in the construction zone and watch for workers in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2023.

HENDRY COUNTY

SR 29 over the Caloosahatchee River (LaBelle Drawbridge): Maintenance project: Crews will be repaving the north and southbound lanes of the LaBelle Drawbridge. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures on SR 29 over the Caloosahatchee River beginning Sunday, January 22, through Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the area and allow extra travel time.

LEE COUNTY

Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration: As a part of the Emergency Restoration of the Sanibel Causeway, crews continue work on McGregor Boulevard and the Sanibel Causeway from Port Comfort Road to Sanibel Island. Westbound McGregor Boulevard has been reduced to one lane approaching and through the toll plaza. LeeWay has resumed normal electronic toll collection. The traffic signal at Punta Rassa has resumed normal operation. The Sanibel Curfew has been updated to 12 a.m. – 6 a.m.

• Crews continue driving sheet pile around the causeway islands.

• The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are an active work zone and are currently closed for public access.

• Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize another mode of transportation to travel the causeway.

• Pedestrians are not permitted on the Sanibel Causeway.

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 20 MPH. Crews continue earthwork on the causeway islands. Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

I-75 at Colonial Boulevard (mile marker 136): Construction project: Crews begin construction on the I-75 at Colonial Boulevard Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project. Other improvements along Colonial Boulevard include a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of Six Mile Cypress Parkway/Ortiz Avenue and a Superstreet intersection at the Colonial Boulevard/Forum Boulevard intersection. I-75 will also be widened to provide an auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial Boulevard to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The off-ramps at Colonial Boulevard DDI and the northbound offramp at SR 82 will have emergency stopping sites.

• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on I-75 and the on and off ramps at SR 884/Colonial Boulevard during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of construction.

• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on SR 884/Colonial Boulevard during the nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway through the duration of the project. The expected completion date is mid-2024.

US 41 at various locations: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect shoulder closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews repair sidewalk. Motorists should use caution as crews work within the shoulder.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Winkler Avenue to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Construction project: Crews will be installing and relocating utilities and constructing medians on US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Winkler Avenue to SR 82.

• Expect Crawford Street closed on the east side of US 41/Cleveland Avenue.

• Expect Victoria Avenue closed on the east side of US 41/Cleveland Avenue.

• Motorists should expect side road closures from Winkler Avenue to Victoria Avenue throughout the duration of the project.

• Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures and detours on US 41/Cleveland Avenue during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours Monday through Friday throughout the duration of the project.

Additional work includes installing drainage structures, pedestrian signals, upgrading signals and lighting, and resurfacing existing highway. The project will be constructed in three segments. Each segment will have most of the construction completed prior to moving to the next segment. Crews will work on the west side of the road initially and when that work is completed, they will shift to the east side of Cleveland Avenue/US 41. The expected project completion is late 2023.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue from SR 82/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Caloosahatchee River: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews perform drainage work. Motorists should use caution as crews work near or in the roadway.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Williams Road to Corkscrew Road: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during daytime hours while repair sidewalk. Motorists should use caution as crews work near or in the roadway.

US 41 from Bonita Beach Road to Pondella Road: Construction project: Crews will be retrofitting the lighting systems at the following intersections along US 41: Bonita Beach Road, Shopping Center Entrance, West Terry Street, South Bay Drive, Bernwood Parkway, Timberwilde Drive, Pelican Landing Parkway, Sanibel Boulevard, Constitution Boulevard, Bell Tower Road, Big Pine Way, Crystal Drive, Palm Drive, Beacon Manor Drive, South Airport Road, Boy Scout Drive, Sam’s Plaza, North Airport Road, North Key Drive, Hancock Bridge Parkway, and Pondella Road. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. Motorists should use caution as crews work alongside the roadway. Estimated project completion is spring 2023.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Sunrise Boulevard to Woodland Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent outside southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays while crews replace utilities near the roadway. Motorists should use caution while traveling in this area.

SR 867/McGregor Boulevard from Pine Ridge Road to Lake McGregor Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews install utility poles. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 739/Evans Avenue from SR 82/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Caloosahatchee River: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews perform drainage work. Motorists should use caution as crews work near or in the roadway.

SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Fowler Street to Evans Avenue: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews perform drainage work. Motorists should use caution as crews work near or in the roadway.

SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from SR 884/Colonial Boulevard to Wallace Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent outside eastbound lane closures while crews store debris near the roadway. Motorists should use caution while traveling in this area.

SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Shoreland Drive to Old Olga Road/Buckingham Road: Construction project: Crews will be adding a 10-foot-wide asphalt shared use path on the northside of SR 80 from Shoreland Drive to Old Olga Road/Buckingham Road and an eight-foot-wide sidewalk on the southside of SR 80 at various locations.

• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on SR 80 from Shoreland Drive to SR 31.

• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on SR 80 from SR 31 to Buckingham Road.

Motorists should expect delays and use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is early 2023.

SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Tarpon Street to Superior Street: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect eastbound and westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews repair asphalt. Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway.

SR 31/Babcock Ranch Road from Shirley Lane to Greenway Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during daytime hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews construct driveways in the area. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 739, SR 865, and SR 867): Maintenance contract project: Crews are sweeping curb and gutter on state roadways and bridges.  Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 82, SR 739): Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect shoulder closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews clean and repair ditch slopes. Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway shoulder area.

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