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Roadwatch update | Lee County Nov. 6

By Staff | Nov 6, 2023

1. Road Work/Maintenance/Improvement

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

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

• Expect Edison Avenue closed on the west 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 over Caloosahatchee River Bridge Pedestrian Improvements: Design-Build Project: Crews will construct a sidewalk along the west side of US 41 from First Street in Fort Myers to North Key Drive in North Fort Myers. This project is intended to improve pedestrian safety by modifying the existing bridges to accommodate a sidewalk on the west side of the southbound bridge. This will be accomplished by installing new outside traffic railings, connecting the two bridge decks in the center, and restriping the lanes. A new single median barrier will separate the northbound and southbound traffic.

• Beginning late October, motorists should expect intermittent nighttime lane closures for guardrail installation.

For additional information, please contact Katelyn Carmona, EXP at (239) 800-6388 or katelyn.carmona@exp.com.

Crystal Drive (Plantation Road to US 41) Water Main Improvements (ROW 2022-00020): Beginning April 4, 2022, contractors for Lee County will install new water main beginning on the west side of Planation Road just south of the roundabout with Crystal Drive. Then install the water main on the south side of Crystal Drive from Plantation Road to US 41 to tie into a connection point on the east side of US 41 just south of Crystal Drive. Crews will also install water main from a connection point on the east side of US 41 near 12499 Cleveland Avenue (PDQ). Then continue east to Austin Street and west under US 41 to the north side of Brantley Road and tie into a connection point between Pine Grove and Brantley Pines driveways. Crews are expected to work 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. This project is expected to be completed in fall 2023. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and vehicles entering/exiting streets in the project area.

This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground conditions. For more project information please contact the City’s public information consultant, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to thayden@cella.cc. MOT Contacts: Robert Fuentes (239) 633-3131; Luis Galdamez (239) 633-4300

Corkscrew Road Widening Project – Phase I Construction Project: The project widens Corkscrew Road to six lanes from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Fire House Lane, and to four lanes from Fire House Lane to Bella Terra Boulevard. The project includes adding on-road bike lanes, some sidewalk, installing new drainage, and constructing a wildlife crossing approximately 1000 feet west of the entrance to Cypress Shadows Boulevard. This crossing will coincide with a regional flow-way that crosses Corkscrew Road at that location. The Village of Estero will be installing shared use paths, lighting, and landscaping as phasing allows. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are urged to use extra caution when traveling through the work zone. Please be aware of shifts in travel lanes and bike lanes, sidewalk detours, miscellaneous turn lane closures, and uneven pavement throughout the project.

Please use caution and drive with courtesy and patience throughout the project area. Residents are entering and exiting communities on both sides of Corkscrew Road.

FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE ACTIVE WORK ZONE.

• During the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Sunday, November 5 through Monday, November 6, motorists should expect lane closures at the intersection of Corkscrew Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway for crews to remove old signal poles.

• During the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Sunday, November 5 through Monday, November 6, motorists should expect lane closures at the intersection of Corkscrew Road and Stoneybrook Golf Drive for crews to remove old signal poles.

• Crews will be paving the driveway of the RiverCreek Community during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 31 through Friday, November 3. During this time, motorists should expect short delays when entering and exiting the community.

• Crews will be paving the driveway of VistaBlue on Tuesday, October 31 through Friday, November 3, during overnight/nighttime hours of 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. During this time, motorists should expect short delays when entering and exiting the community.

• The sidewalk on the south side of the road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Stoneybrook Golf Drive has been opened to pedestrians. Please be aware that some areas are a temporary surface. The Village of Estero is constructing the shared use path.

• The contractor continues installing drainage, performing concrete work and earthwork, clearing & grubbing, and prepping for/installing sod. Motorists should expect construction vehicles and concrete trucks entering and exiting the roadway.

• Crews continue to construct the wildlife crossing/bridge. Crews are working on the bridge deck foundation. This work will be outside of the travel lanes.

• Left turn lanes from Corkscrew Road are unavailable into Wild Blue Boulevard, Cypress Shadows Boulevard (The Preserve at Corkscrew), Midnight Blue Boulevard, and Bella Terra Boulevard. Left turns are still permitted, however they will be made from the travel lane. Where possible, barrels and other devices have been shifted to allow for as much room as possible for vehicles.

The work activities above are scheduled to occur, however unforeseen underground conditions and weather may affect this schedule.

WORK PERFORMED BY OTHERS:

• GL Homes is actively working in the RiverCreek Community site across from Wild Blue Boulevard. Motorists should expect delays and use caution as construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway. On heavy haul days, GL Homes will be providing flaggers to reduce backups on Corkscrew Road.

• The Village of Estero is constructing the shared use path on the south side of the road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Stoneybrook Golf Drive. The Village is currently designing the path to extend to the east property line of Bella Terra and on the north side of the road to east of Grandezza.

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT. Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway. Estimated completion is early 2024. Project cost is approximately $23 M. The contractor is Cougar Contracting, LLC. For further questions, please visit the project website at http://corkscrewroadwidening.com or contact Jennifer Dorning by email at Jennifer.Dorning@atkinsrealis.com or by phone at (239) 338-7723.

Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration: As a part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Emergency Restoration of the Sanibel Causeway, crews continue work on McGregor Boulevard and the Sanibel Causeway from Port Comfort Road to Sanibel Island. The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are an active work zone and are currently closed for public access, including from the water.

• From 7:00 PM on Friday, November 3, through 6:00 AM on Monday, November 6, motorists should expect ONE LANE OPEN to two-way travel during ALL HOURS. Flaggers are scheduled to assist drivers as crews work around the clock to restore the causeway bridge approaches. Temporary signals may also be utilized to help with traffic control. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and allow additional travel time on all weekends November and December.

• Motorists should expect isolated flagging operations on the Causeway. Crews anticipate opening all lanes on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 AM and 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

• Beginning no earlier than 10:00 AM, motorists traveling westbound to Sanibel on McGregor Boulevard should expect segments of the outside through lane from Port Comfort Road to the toll plaza to be closed for crews to install guardrail.

• Beginning at 7:00 AM, motorists traveling westbound to Sanibel on McGregor Boulevard should expect segments of the turn lane to Punta Rassa to be closed to traffic for crews to install guardrail. Motorists can continue to turn right to Punta Rassa.

• Motorists should be aware that through October and November, portions of the travel lanes near the bridges on the Causeway will be narrowed to 10 feet with a one-foot shoulder and barrier wall on each side. Oversized loads will only be permitted during the nighttime/overnight hours with this restriction.

• During the hours of 6:30 – 11:00 AM, motorists leaving Sanibel should expect eastbound McGregor Boulevard to be reduced to one lane from just east of the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road. This closed lane will be used as a dedicated lane for concrete delivery trucks arriving to the project. Concrete trucks will be escorted by FHP when using this lane. During this time, motorists traveling to Sanibel should expect FHP to intermittently stop traffic to allow concrete trucks to cross westbound travel lanes to reach the staging area.

• On weekdays, beginning no earlier than 10:00 AM, motorists traveling westbound to Sanibel on McGregor Boulevard should expect portions of the outside travel lane and/or turn lane to Punta Rassa closed to traffic for crews to install guardrail from Port Comfort Road to the toll plaza.

• Motorists should expect uneven road surface on the causeway through the end of the year. The contractor continuously monitors road conditions and is prepared to make repairs as needed.

• Crews are relocating utilities along McGregor Boulevard. Motorists are asked to use caution as work activities may be close to the roadway.

• Crews continue driving sheet pile on the causeway islands.

• Motorists should expect numerous dump trucks entering and exiting Punta Rassa. They are delivering armor stone to be used throughout the project.

• Motorists should expect periodic daytime delays for delivery/removal of materials, transfer of equipment, and for crews to remove trash from the roadway.

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. Expect shoulder closures throughout the project.

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 www.swflroads.com/SanibelCauseway for additional information.

Striping Maintenance: Lee County DOT will be performing a moving operation with traffic delays on November 2, 2023, to November 8, 2023, between the hours of 9:00 AM. to 4:00 PM (weather permitting) on the following roadways:

Intersection Markings: Intermittent lane closures and delays are possible November 2, 2023, to November 8, 2023, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (weather permitting) on the following roadways:

Bonita Beach Road West of US 41 to Kings Kew Road Bonita Springs – Fort Myers (B220294DWJ – Countywide Sidewalk Repair Project): Scott Commercial Contracting LLC will be performing sidewalk repair improvements beginning Monday, May 1, 2023, and continuing through December 31, 2023 (except for on holidays). Removal of and repair of damaged concrete sidewalk will be performed under county contract B220294DWJ on both the north and south sides of Bonita Beach Road west of US 41 to Kings Kew Road in Bonita Springs as directed by Lee County personnel. The outside (right) lane of westbound traffic on Bonita Beach Road just after US 41 will be the first area subject to lane closures

Lakewood Boulevard College Parkway (excludes Cleveland Avenue to Summerlin Road)

Summerlin Road

Boy Scout Drive

Colonial Boulevard

Corkscrew Road (Excludes Ben Hill Griffin Parkway – Alico Road)

Planation Road @ Colonial Boulevard

Veterans Parkway (Includes Pine Island Road

– Skyline Boulevard & Santa Barbra Boulevard

– Del Prado Boulevard)

San Carlos Boulevard @ Prescott Street (Replacing damaged mega markers) utilizing FDOT indexes 102-615 & 102-613. Also, the sidewalk north of Bonita Beach Road will be closed and detoured as needed as outlined in FDOT Index FDOT 102-660. Periodic lane closures for westbound and eastbound lanes of Bonita Beach Road will occur between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM on weekdays. For further information, please contact Shaine Green at (239) 340-8695 or shaine@team-scott.com. Scott Safety LLC will provide maintenance of traffic services (239) 340-8695.

Leonard Boulevard S from Lee Boulevard to Hampstead Court (Permit ROW2022-00958): Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines. The projected start date is April 17, 2023. The said section of road will be subject to lane closures of the southeast bound right lane, between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

The projected end date is November 10, 2023. Area Wide Protective will be providing MOT services. For further information, please contact Brian Williams with Pike at 239-225-8037 bwilliams@pike.com. For further information on MOT, related inquiries please contact Sam Bell at 239-240-9410, sambell@awptraffic.com.

Gateway Boulevard at Griffin Drive/Fairway Lakes Drive: Lee County is constructing a roundabout at Gateway Boulevard and Griffin Drive/Fairway Lakes Drive. Work continues to install utilities and construct the roundabout. Motorists should expect traffic shifts and lane closures through the duration of the project. Motorists should expect the following conditions at the intersection of Gateway Boulevard and Griffin Drive/Fairway Lakes Drive:

• Gateway Boulevard will remain reconfigured to have one northbound and one southbound lane in each direction.

• The current configuration at Griffin Drive will remain as right turn only. Motorists who want to travel southbound on Gateway Boulevard from Griffin Drive, will need to turn right heading northbound and U-turn to head southbound.

• There will be no left turn from Gateway Boulevard to Griffin Drive. Motorists who want to travel eastbound on Griffin Drive, will need to travel southbound through the intersection and make a U-turn at Timber Ridge Drive.

• Fairway Lakes Drive will remain closed at the intersection.

• The posted speed limit has been reduced to 25MPH through the work zone. The existing posted speed limit of 35MPH will remain the same outside of the work zone.

Expect large construction vehicles in the area and watch for contractors in the field. The contractors will use Variable Message Boards (VMB) to notify the public about any traffic pattern changes during construction. The contractor is Wright Construction Group. The project is expected to be complete in one year. Work is estimated to be complete spring of 2024. Work is expected to occur Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM; however, some night and weekend work may be necessary. If you would like to receive updated or have questions about the project, please visit the website www.GatewayRoundabouts.com. or contact: Kris Cella, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc., public outreach consultant at 239-337-1071 or email: KCella@cella.cc.

Colonial Boulevard on ramp, from Cleveland Avenue to Hill Drive (ROW2022-01033): Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines. The projected start date is May 1, 2023. The said section of road will be subject to a lane shift from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The projected end date is November 10, 2023.

Area Wide Protective will be providing MOT services. For further information, please contact Brian Williams with Pike at 239-225-8037 bwilliams@pike.com. For further information on MOT, related inquiries please contact Sam Bell at 239-240-9410, sambell@awptraffic.com.

Estero Boulevard, Crescent Street traffic signal installation: Horsepower Electric will be constructing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Estero Boulevard and Crescent Street for Lee County DOT in the Town of Fort Myers Beach beginning Monday, June 12, 2023, with completion by Thursday, November 30, 2023. Estero Boulevard will be subject to daytime lane closures while maintaining two-way traffic from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and nighttime lane closures between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM. For further information, please contact Robert Phelan rphelan@leegov.com. Acme Barricades will be providing all maintenance of traffic service for this project 239-479-5266.

Estero Boulevard, Crescent Street: Crews will pave the intersection of Estero Boulevard and Crescent Street beginning 7:30 PM through 6:00 AM, November 18, 2023. Roadways will be re-open before 6:00 AM. One-way alternating traffic patterns will be implemented, or motorists will be redirected to adjacent streets. Flaggers will direct motorists.

Big Carlos Pass Bridge Project -Construction Project: The project builds a new bridge over Big Carlos Pass, from Estrellita Drive on Fort Myers Beach to the Lovers Key State Park bayside entrance on Lovers Key. The new bridge will replace the existing moveable bridge over Big Carlos Pass with a fixed span bridge that will provide a vertical navigation clearance of 60 feet. The new bridge will be constructed on the Gulf side of the existing bridge, and will include one travel lane in each direction, bicycle lanes, a six-foot-wide sidewalk along the north side of Estero Boulevard, and a 10-foot-wide shared use path along the south side of Estero Boulevard. A parking area with access to the Lovers Key State Park will be included on the southeast side of the bridge. The project also includes relocation of existing infrastructure for Lee County Utilities and Bonita Springs Utilities.

Boaters are reminded to avoid the construction equipment and the temporary trestle that is in the water. Please use the channel when traveling through Big Carlos Pass. To contact the bridge tender, please call: 239-955-3973.

FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE ACTIVE WORK ZONE.

• From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10, motorists should expect one lane open to two-way travel on the bridge. Flaggers are scheduled to assist drivers. This closure is necessary for equipment delivery.

• Crews continue driving and installing pile as a part of the construction of the trestle. The contractor will be building the bridge from this temporary trestle. Pile driving will continue through the duration of the project.

• Crews will continue clearing vegetation and performing earthwork throughout the project area.

• Motorists should expect reduced speeds throughout the project area. Please follow the posted speed limit signs and plan for slowed traffic in the project area. Draw bridge will remain in operation during construction and motorists should be prepared to stop.

• Pedestrians will be directed to use sidewalk on one side of the roadway through the construction area.

• Fishing from the Big Carlos Pass Bridge is restricted due to construction activities.

Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are urged to use extra caution when traveling through the work zone as workers and construction vehicles are entering and leaving the roadway. Estimated completion is summer 2026. Project cost is approximately $90.8 M. The contractor is Superior Construction. For further questions, please visit the project website at https://bigcarlosbridgeproject.com/ or contact Jennifer Dorning by email at Jennifer.Dorning@atkinsrealis.com or by phone at (239) 338-7723.

Lee Boulevard from Sixth Court to Edwinstone Boulevard (ROW2022-01150): Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines. The projected start date is July 13, 2023. The Westbound far right lane, 500 feet at a time, will be subject to a lane shift from 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. The projected end date is November 22, 2023. Area Wide Protective will be providing MOT services. For further information, please contact Brian Williams with Pike at 239-225-8037 bwilliams@pike.com. For further information on MOT, related inquiries please contact Sam Bell at 239-240-9410, sambell@awptraffic.com.

North Lee County Wellfield Expansion Phase IIIA Project – Fort Myers (ROW2022-00030): Nalle Grade Road between Slater Road to Nalle Road – RPU will be commencing the Raw Water Main tie-ins via open cut and testing of the Raw Water Main from July 17, 2023, through November 30, 2023. Work will be performed along Nalle Grade Road from Slater Road heading east towards Nalle Road. Eastbound lane along Nalle Grade Road from Slater Road to Nalle Road will be subject to temporary daily lane closures. Traffic will be maintained with flagmen and opened up daily. Working hours shall be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Any questions, please contact Victor Menocal at vmenocal@rpucorp.com; or (305) 776-8181.

North Lee County Wellfield Expansion Phase IIIA Project – Fort Myers (ROW2022-00030): Nalle Road

between Sedgefield Road to Nalle Grade Road – RPU will be commencing the Raw Water Main tie-ins via open cut and testing of the Raw Water Main from October 15, 2023, through November 30, 2023. Work will be performed along Nalle Grade Road from Sedgefield Road heading south towards Sedgefield Road. Northbound lane along Nalle Grade Road from Sedgefield Road to Nalle Road will be subject to temporary daily lane closures. Traffic will be maintained with flagmen and opened up daily. Working hours shall be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Any questions, please contact Victor Menocal at vmenocal@rpucorp.com; or (305) 776-8181.

Winkler Road from Cypress Lake Drive to E College Pointe Drive (Permit ROW2022-01283): Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines. The projected start date is July 24, 2023. The northbound right lane, 500 feet at a time, will be subject to a lane shift from 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. The projected end date is November 7, 2023. Area Wide Protective will be providing MOT services. For further information, please contact Brian Williams with Pike at 239-225-8037; bwilliams@pike.com. For further information on MOT related inquiries, please contact Sam Bell at 239-240-9410; sambell@awptraffic.com.

Winkler Road from Villmoor Lane to Myerlee Country Club Boulevard (Permit ROW2022-01107): Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines. The projected start date is July 31, 2023. This section of Winkler Road will be subject to lane closures with flaggers, 300 feet at a time, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

The projected end date is November 17, 2023. Area Wide Protective will be providing MOT services. For further information, please contact Brian Williams with Pike at 239-225-8037 bwilliams@pike.com. For further information on MOT related inquiries, please contact Sam Bell at 239-240-9410, sambell@awptraffic.com.

Pritchett Parkway Turn Lanes (ROW 2023-00468): Mancini will be performing roadway improvements beginning Monday, August 14, 2023, and continuing through November 22, 2023. Improvements will include new base and sub grade work and storm work in the ROW, with additional Accel/ Decal turn lane with new stripping as needed. Mancini will be using Bob’s Barricade for MOT. Pritchett Parkway will be subject to lanes closure between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Lehigh Acres Mast Arm Replacements & Intersection Improvements Project: Lee County DOT and its contractor American Infrastructure Services (AIS) will begin improvements to three separate intersections in Lehigh Acres, Florida. The Intersections are as follows: 1. Homestead Road N and Beth Stacey Boulevard, 2. Homestead Road N and Plaza Drive, and 3. Joel Boulevard and Bell Boulevard. The improvements include mast arm and signal replacement, asphalt milling and resurfacing, ADA improvements, drainage improvements, sod, and road striping. The project began on Monday, August 14, 2023, and is estimated to be complete in May 2024. Motorists and Pedestrians are urged to use extra caution when traveling through the work zones. For further information, please contact Ryan Kirsch at LCDOTProjects@leegov.com Doug Padgett

Oriole Road & San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers (ROW2022-00627): Irby Construction will be replacing poles down Oriole Road and San Carlos Boulevard for Florida Power & Light beginning November 6, 2023, through November 22, 2023. The north bound lane of Oriole Road from San Carlos to Frank Road and the east bound lane of San Carlos Boulevard from Oriole Road to Winter Haven Road will be subject to intermittent lane closures from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For further information, please contact Cole Bryan at 863-268-3941 or at Jbryan@irbyconstruction.com. Scotts Safety will be providing all maintenance of traffic services for this project. Call (844) 417-2688 with any questions.

Milling and Resurfacing College Parkway from Cleveland Avenue to Summerlin Road: Lee County DOT along with their Contractor, Preferred Materials, will begin milling and paving operations in the specified location. Paving will start the night of Sunday, October 29, 2023, and is scheduled to be complete on Wednesday, November 8. Working hours are from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. Weather may affect start times and dates. For further information contact paving@leegov.com.

Milling and Resurfacing Plantation Boulevard from 6 Mile Cypress Parkway to Daniels Parkway: Lee

County DOT along with their Contractor, Preferred Materials, will begin milling and paving operations in the specified location. Paving will start the night of Tuesday, October 10, 2023, and is scheduled to be complete on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Working hours are from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. Weather may affect start times and dates. For further information contact paving@leegov.com.

Three Oaks & Gladiolus Resurfacing 3 FY23 B: Gladiolus from San Carlos Boulevard to Pine Ridge Road: Lee County DOT, along with their contractor Community Asphalt will be milling and paving in the specified location. Paving will start the night of Wednesday, November 1, 2023, through Sunday night November 5, 2023. Work times will be from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution, as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. The weather may affect start times and dates. For further information, please contact paving@leegov.com.

B220257ACN Leonard Industrial (CPA #4): Lee County DOT, along with their contractor Community Asphalt will be milling and paving in the specified location. Paving will start the night of Tuesday, November 7, 2023, through Sunday night November 12, 2023. Work times will be from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution, as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. The weather may affect start times and dates. For further information, please contact paving@leegov.com.

Miami Boulevard Fort Myers (ROW2022-00410): Irby Construction will be replacing poles down Miami

Boulevard for Florida Power & Light beginning November 6, 2023, through November 22, 2023. The

southbound lane of Miami Boulevard from San Carlos Boulevard to Tangelo Boulevard will be subject to intermittent lane closures with flagging from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For further information, please contact Cole Bryan at 863-268-3941; or Jbryan@irbyconstruction.com. Scotts Safety will be providing all maintenance of traffic services for this project. Call (844) 417-2688 with any questions.

Bradford Road/McGregor Boulevard Forcemain Replacement Project (ROW2023-00740): Beginning August 2023, contractors for the City of Fort Myers will replace sanitary sewer forcemain pipe along Bradford Road and connecting to the McGregor Boulevard corridor within the west road right-of-way from San Marcos to Bradford Road. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and vehicles entering/exiting streets in the project area. Crews are expected to work 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. This project is expected to be completed in January 2024.

McGregor Boulevard “riverside” sidewalk closure from San Marcos to Bradford Road: Pedestrians should expect crews to close McGregor Boulevard riverside sidewalk from San Marcos to Bradford Road.

Pedestrians will be directed to cross McGregor Boulevard at the following crosswalks:

• Royal Palm Square Boulevard south of the closure

• Winkler Avenue north of the closure

This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground conditions. For more project information please contact the City’s public information consultant, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to thayden@cella.cc. MOT Contacts – Wright Construction Group: Manny Mendez (239) 322-6533; Garnet McCurdy (239) 770-6713.

Estero Boulevard between Eucalyptus Court and Estrellita Drive- Fort Myers Beach (ROW2023-00705): Blue Streak LLC. will be performing directional boring, handhole placement, fiber pulling and restoration beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, through Friday, November 17, 2023. Fiber facilities will be placed within the right of way. All work will be completed within the right of way; no lane closure or sidewalk closures will be required. Working hours will be from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM on weekdays. For further information, please contact Nicholas Novo at (305) 915-9127 or nnovo@bluestreakllc.com.

Storm Drain Repair project on Del Prado Boulevard at SE 42nd Terrace: Lee County DOT and their contractor, Shenandoah General Construction, will begin pipe repair activities on Del Prado Boulevard at SE 42nd Terrace starting Friday, October 13, 2023. During the work processes, men and equipment may be in the roadway and temporary lane closures should be expected. Therefore, motorists and pedestrians are urged to use extra caution. The activities will begin on October 13, 2023, and continue for 30 days.

Expect possible lane closures from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. For additional information, please contact Rhett Tillman at (239) 533-9400 or email at rtillman@leegov.com.

Bridge Closure – Midpoint Memorial Bridge #124096: Lee County DOT will be closing the Midpoint Bridge for the Midpoint Madness Veteran’s Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at 7:00 AM and reopening no later than 10:00 AM. Variable message boards will also be placed to alert drivers about the bridge closure. If you have any questions regarding this bridge closure, contact Bill Juhl at (239) 533-9415.

Kelly Road: Lee County Department of Transportation will be doing ditch cleaning on Kelly Road

between San Carlos Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road. We will have MOT set up for the duration of this project. The West bound lane will be closed at times throughout the day. Flagging operations will be used.

The dates for this project will be October 30, 2023, to November 3, 2023. Work will start around 8:30 AM and conclude by 4:00 PM. If there are any questions or concerns with this project, please contact Jason Hinman at 239-533-9400.

Leisure Lane to Del Prado Boulevard N along US 41 – North Fort Myers (FDOT Permit #2022-H-192-

00135): Accurate Drilling Systems, Inc. will be performing utility improvements beginning Monday,

October 30, 2023, and will continue through July 19, 2024. Asphalt pavement, concrete sidewalk,

concrete curbing, and utility improvements will be performed. US 41 will not have any lane closures. For further information, please contact Mario Acevedo at (863) 517-4124 or ace@accuratedrilling.com. Bob’s Barricades will provide maintenance of traffic services 239-656-1183.

Cal Cove Drive and Hatchee Vista Lane: Lee County DOT along with their contractor, Russ Berner Construction, will be making roadway / drainage improvements at the intersection of Cal Cove Drive and Hatchee Vista Lane. Work is expected to begin on Thursday, October 26, 2023, and be completed by Friday, November 10, 2023. This project will be active during daytime hours from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will include intermittent flagging and one-lane traffic. Motorists and pedestrians should use extra caution in this area during referenced dates and times. For additional information, please contact Doug Padgett (Russ Berner Construction) at 239-222-8964.

SR 82 at Sunshine Boulevard – Lehigh Acres (ROW2023-01328): Tierra, Inc. will be performing Standard Penetration Test (SPT) borings beginning Monday, November 6, 2023, and continuing through Friday, November 10, 2023. There will be lane closures in the westbound lanes of SR 82 and at the intersection of Sunshine Boulevard and SR 82. This will be a nighttime operation lane closure for these lanes, which will occur between the hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM on the weekdays. For further information, please contact Trevor Bianco at (813) 989-1354 or tbianco@tierraeng.com. ACME Barricades will provide maintenance of traffic services (954) 321-3587.

Charleston Park Neighborhood Sidewalk Repairs: Lee County DOT and their contractor, Pavement Maintenance Inc., will be repairing existing sidewalks in the specified neighborhood starting Monday, October 23, 2023, through the end of November. Work times will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Motorists should use caution, as this area will have sporadic lane and sidewalk closures. Please be aware of the signage in this area. The weather may affect start times and dates. For further information, please contact acancel@leegov.com.

Village Lakes Boulevard at Lehigh Acres Park Expansion – Lehigh Acres (ROW2023-00615): Chris-tel Construction will be performing roadway improvements beginning Monday, October 30, 2023, and may take up to 4 weeks to complete. Asphalt pavement, concrete curbing, and drainage improvements will be performed. Periodic lane closures will occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, but one lane of travel will always be available. Maintenance of traffic and potential for flaggers will exist.

For further information, please contact Will McCusker at (239) 896-7313 or wmccusker@christelconstruction.com.

Judy Avenue N – Lehigh Acres (ROW2023-01178) – Physical Address: 3411 Judy Avenue N: Irby Construction Company will be installing two (2) new wooden poles and new aluminum overhead wire along the west side of Judy Avene N to provide electric service to a new home located at 3411 Judy Avenue N. Judy Avenue N could be subject to a lane closure in the southbound lane. This work is to begin at 9:00 AM on November 7, 2023, and will be completed by 3:30 PM same day. For further information, please contact Jess Calder at (863) 781-2282 or jcalder@irbyconstruction.com. Irby Construction Company will also provide maintenance of traffic services.

Ben Street – Fort Myers (ROW2023-01300) – Physical Address: 2170 Ben Street: Irby Construction Company will be installing one (1) new wooden pole and overhead wire along the west side of Ben Street to provide electric service to a new home located at 2170 Ben Street. Ben Street could be subject to a lane closure in the southbound lane. This work is to begin at 9:00 AM on November 8, 2023, and will be completed by 3:30 PM same day. For further information, please contact Jess Calder at (863) 781-2282 or jcalder@irbyconstruction.com. Irby Construction Company will also provide maintenance of traffic services.

Storm Drain Repair project at Prestwick Court in North Fort Myers: Lee County DOT Operations and their contractor, Shenandoah General Construction, will begin storm drain pipe repair activities starting Monday, November 6, 2023. During the work processes, men and equipment may be in the roadway and temporary lane closures should be expected. Therefore, motorists and pedestrians are urged to use extra caution around the work zone. The activities will begin on November 6, 2023, and continue for 30 days. For additional information, please contact Rhett Tillman at (239) 533-9400 or email at rtillman@leegov.com.

75th Street W – Lehigh Acres (ROW2023-01301): Physical Address: 3515 75 th Street W – Irby Construction Company will be installing (1) new wooden pole and new aluminum overhead wire along the south side of 75th Street W to provide electric service to a new home located along 75 th Street W. 75th Street W could be subject to a lane closure in the eastbound lane. This work is to begin at 9:00 AM on November 13, 2023, and will be completed by 3:30 PM same day. For further information, please contact Jess Calder at (863) 781-2282 or jcalder@irbyconstruction.com. Irby Construction Company will also provide maintenance of traffic services.

San Carlos Boulevard at Prescott Street, Fort Myers Beach (2023-K-192-00059): Andrew Sitework, LLC will be performing minor repair work starting Thursday, November 9, 2023, through Friday, November 10, 2023. The outside (right lane) of southbound traffic on San Carlos Boulevard, just before Prescott Street, will be subject to a lane closure between the hours of 7:00 PM & 4:00 AM. For further information, please contact Chad Baker at (239) 226-1606 or chad@andrewsitework.com.

Milling and Resurfacing Plantation Boulevard from 6-Mile Cypress Parkway to Daniels Parkway: Lee County DOT along with their Contractor, Preferred Materials, will begin milling and paving operations in the specified location. Paving is scheduled to be complete on Tuesday November 7, 2023.

Working hours are from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. Weather may affect start times and dates. For further information contact paving@leegov.com.

Milling and Resurfacing College Parkway from Cleveland Avenue to Summerlin Road: Lee County DOT along with their Contractor, Preferred Materials, will begin milling and paving operations in the specified location. Paving will start the night of Wednesday, November 8, 2023, and is scheduled to be complete on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Working hours are from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Motorists should use caution as this area will have lane closures and uneven pavement. Please be aware of the advanced warning signs in these areas. Weather may affect start times and dates. For further information contact paving@leegov.com.

2. Bridge Maintenance

Bridge # 124138 – Lee County DOT Operations will perform bridge deck maintenance on Burnt Store Road over the Horseshoe Canal. The job is scheduled to start Monday, November 6, 2023, and finish Thursday, November 16, 2023, weather permitting. There will be lane closures from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Bridge # 124139 – Lee County DOT Operations will perform bridge deck maintenance on Burnt Store Road over the Arroz Canal. The job is scheduled to start Monday, November 6, 2023, and finish Thursday, November 16, 2023, weather permitting. There will be lane closures from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

3. Street Lighting Maintenance

4. Landscaping – Tree Trimming

Hickory Boulevard: Lee County DOT will be trimming trees on all of Hickory Boulevard in Bonita Springs. Lane closures may occur between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and motorists should use caution as workers, flagmen, and equipment will be present. Work is scheduled for the week beginning Monday, November 6, 2023, and should be completed by Friday, November 17, 2023. For further information, please call Bob DeBrock at (239) 533-9425.

5. Traffic Signal Maintenance

Del Prado Boulevard and De Navarra Parkway (Cape Coral): American Infrastructure Services (AIS) will be installing a new traffic signal at Del Prado Boulevard and De Navarra Parkway. This project includes improved signalization and lighting. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 24, 2023, and is anticipated to be complete in early 2024. To ensure the safety of motorists and construction crews, the speed limit on Del Prado Boulevard approaching the De Navarra Parkway intersection will be reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph. Left turns onto Del Prado Boulevard from De Navarra Parkway will continue to be restricted throughout construction. For further information, please contact Ryan Kirsch at LCDOTProjects@leegov.com.

Source: Lee County Department of Transportation

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