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Road Alert - May 17, 2018

Post Date:05/17/2018 4:09 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ROAD ALERT

 

This ROAD ALERT was prepared by the Collier County Growth Management Department to inform the community about scheduled road construction and road maintenance projects along major roadways in Collier County where lane closures are planned or traffic flow may be affected.

COLLIER COUNTY CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECTS:

Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane – On Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane expect traffic to be reduced from two lanes to ONE LANE ONLY through summer 2018, while traffic is diverted to Phase I of the new bridge and Phase II is constructed. A temporary traffic signal is operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Drivers are reminded to stay alert and expect delays. Motorist should obey posted signs and temporary signalization. Completion of the replacement bridge is planned in summer 2018; the project completion has been delayed by the impacts from Hurricane Irma. 

Golden Gate Boulevard between Collier Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard – On Golden Gate Boulevard between Collier Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard expect intermittent lane closures both eastbound and westbound for approximately two weeks, reducing traffic at times from three lanes in each direction to two lanes in each direction, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, while crews continue mulch installation.  Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area.

Vanderbilt Drive between 91st Avenue North and 101st Avenue North – On Vanderbilt Drive between 91st Avenue North and 101st Avenue North expect traffic to be reduced to ONE LANE ONLY for approximately two months from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue installation of new water mains and stormwater drainage structures. 6th Street may be used as an alternate route for those travelers who do not have destinations in the construction zone. Advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist drivers in this area.

White Blvd. over Cypress Canal Bridge Replacement Project – On White Blvd. between Weber Blvd. and 31st Street SW over the Cypress Canal crews are progressing with constructing the new replacement bridge. This project is expected to be completed in summer 2018. The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph through the construction zone.  Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs, barrier wall and barricades, to assist travelers in this area. 

 

WORK BY OTHERS:

2nd Avenue between 3rd Street and 9th Street (in Immokalee) – On 2nd Avenue between 3rd Street and 9th Street in Immokalee expect intermittent lane closures, reducing traffic at times to ONE LANE ONLY, for approximately three weeks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews install a new water line as part of the Immokalee Water Line Replacement Project. In addition, expect intermittent lane closures at the following intersections with 2nd Avenue as the work passes each side street along this route: 9th Street, 8th Street, 7th Street, 6th Street, 5th Street, 4th Street and 3rd Street. Local traffic will be accommodated. Detour routes will be posted. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades, to assist travelers in this area

Airport Road near YMCA Drive – On Airport Road near YMCA Drive expect southbound traffic to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes for approximately three weeks OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews excavate under the roadway to remove a water valve. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.  

Arthrex Boulevard between Immokalee Road and Creekside Boulevard – Arthrex Boulevard between U.S. 41 and Goodlette-Frank Road will be CLOSED to all traffic for approximately two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue constructing roadway improvements.  In addition, the right turn lane from Immokalee Road onto Arthrex Boulevard will be closed.  A detour will be posted. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Estey Avenue between Shadowlawn Drive and Airport Road – On Estey Avenue between Shadowlawn Drive and Airport Road expect eastbound intermittent lane closures, reducing traffic at times to ONE LANE ONLY, for approximately three months OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews working for FPL replace power poles. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades, to assist travelers in this area. 

Mercantile Avenue near Airport Road – On Mercantile Avenue westbound traffic nearing Airport Road should expect the back portion of the right turn lane to be shortened for approximately one week OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews continue work for Tamiami Ford, Inc., constructing a new entrance with a turn lane into the car dealership. Drivers will still be able to turn right from Mercantile Avenue onto Airport Road during this work. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.            

Old US 41 between Collier Center Way and US 41 – On Old US 41 between Collier Center Way and US 41 expect northbound and southbound traffic TO BE STOPPED intermittently on Thursday, May 17 beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing through Friday, May 18 at 5 a.m. weather permitting, as crews with FPL move equipment across the roadway. The speed limit WILL BE REDUCED to 10 mph during this work. Law enforcement officers, electronic message signs, advance warning signs, and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area. 

Pine Ridge Road and Airport Road Intersection – On Pine Ridge Road at the intersection with Airport Road expect to see CenturyLink crews working along the west side in the merge lane through Saturday, May 19 OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews continue work accessing cables in the manhole. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area 

White Lake Boulevard between City Gate Boulevard South and Income Lane - On White Lake Boulevard between City Gate Boulevard South and Income Lane expect traffic to be reduced to ONE LANE ONLY for approximately one week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, as crews working for a developer install curb and sidewalk. Advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

 

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Rainy Season Advisory

**Do not drive on roads that are under water.  If you cannot see the pavement markings or the edge of pavement it is best not to risk driving into deep water. Turn around, don’t drown. ** 

 

**If an intersection is dark, meaning all traffic signals are damaged, missing, or without power, treat the intersection as a FOUR-WAY STOP situation.  However, if drivers approach a signalized intersection where the signal is in flash mode, drivers approaching from the flashing yellow side should proceed with caution and those approaching from the flashing red side need to treat the situation as a stop sign.**

 

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