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Sanibel Causeway restoration update

By Staff | Feb 24, 2024

The city of Sanibel received the following update from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regarding the completion of roadwork on the Sanibel Causeway.

Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration: Crews have moved traffic to the permanent lanes on the Sanibel Causeway. The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are an active work zone and are currently closed for public access, including from the water.

• Motorists should expect one lane of travel to continue from the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road on the south (beach) side of McGregor Boulevard. The shoulder (south/beach side) is fully closed to access. This closure is necessary for crews to install underground devices (marine mattresses) to reinforce the shoreline. Work activities include clearing vegetation and earthwork. The closure is expected to be in place through April 2024.

• Crews are installing underground devices (marine mattresses) to reinforce the shoreline, sea wall, and retaining wall along the Causeway.

• Crews continue earthwork and debris removal along the causeway islands. Please expect construction equipment periodically entering/leaving the travel lanes when necessary. The contractor is limiting this interruption during peak hours.

• The westbound merge location is now west of the toll plaza. Motorists are urged to use caution and obey the 20 mph speed limit. Construction vehicles and equipment continue to enter/exit the staging area near this location.

Many oversized vehicles are crossing the causeway to assist with recovery efforts on the island. Please be patient as travel may be slower than usual. Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize another mode of transportation to travel the causeway and pedestrians are not permitted on the Sanibel Causeway.

Motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 20 mph.

Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

For further questions, please contact Jennifer Dorning by email at Jennifer.Dorning@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 239-338-7723. Please visit swflroads.com/SanibelCauseway for additional information.