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Road Alert - June 14, 2018

Post Date:06/15/2018 7:39 AM

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:

South 1st Street between Main Street and Eustis Avenue (in Immokalee) – On South 1st Street between Main Street and Eustis Avenue in Immokalee expect traffic TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE ONLY for approximately one week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews install a new sidewalk on both sides of South 1st Street. Flagmen, advance warning signs, electronic message boards and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Collier Boulevard between 15th Avenue SW and 18th Avenue SW – On Collier Boulevard between 15th Avenue SW and 18th Avenue SW expect intermittent southbound lane closures on Monday, June 18 and on Tuesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews mill and pave the roadway. Flagmen will be used as needed, along with lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades, to assist travelers in this area.

Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane – On Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane the traffic pattern has changed as crews progress with the next phase of the Chokoloskee Bridge Replacement Project. Phase Three has begun; the temporary traffic signal has been removed and a temporary diversion allowing two-way traffic on the west side of the bridge is now in place. Crews are continuing work on the east side of the project. Drivers are reminded to stay alert and to obey posted signs. Completion of the replacement bridge is planned in summer 2018; the project completion has been delayed by the impacts from Hurricane Irma.

Immokalee Road west of Randall Boulevard – On Immokalee Road west of Randall Boulevard at the Emergency Traffic Signal for Fire Station #10 expect intermittent lane closures in all directions for approximately two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews paint the traffic signal poles. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Oil Well Road between SR 29 and County Line Road – On Oil Well Road between SR 29 and County Line Road at existing bridge locations expect traffic to be reduced intermittently to ONE LANE ONLY beginning on Monday, June 18 and continuing for approximately three weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, as crews collect soil borings as a part of the preparation work for the Eleven Bridge Replacement Project. Flagmen will be used as needed, along with lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades, to assist travelers in this area.

Pine Ridge Road between Lewis Lane and Airport Road – On Pine Ridge Road between Lewis Lane and Airport Road expect eastbound traffic to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes beginning on Monday, June 18 and continuing for approximately two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews build a bus shelter and pour new sidewalk. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be sued to assist travelers in this area.

Santa Barbara Boulevard/Logan Boulevard from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Immokalee Road – On Santa Barbara Boulevard/Logan Boulevard from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Immokalee Road expect intermittent southbound and northbound travel lane and turn lane closures for approximately two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue work to repair roadside signs. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be 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 weeks 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 within the construction zone. Advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist drivers in this area.

US 41 from Collier Boulevard to Davis Boulevard/Sandpiper Street – On US 41 from Collier Boulevard to Davis Boulevard/Sandpiper Street expect intermittent lane closures both eastbound and westbound for approximately three 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.

White Boulevard over Cypress Canal Bridge Replacement Project – On White Boulevard between Weber Boulevard 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 8th Street and 9th Street (in Immokalee) – On 2nd Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street in Immokalee as well as at the intersections of 8th Street and at 9th Street expect intermittent lane closures, reducing traffic at times to ONE LANE ONLY, for approximately one week 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. 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 at Calusa Avenue and at Great Blue Drive – On Airport Road at Great Blue Drive expect northbound traffic to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes beginning on Monday, June 18 and continuing for approximately three months from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and OVERNIGHT from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews with Florida Department of Transportation work on intersection safety improvements. Also, on Calusa Avenue at Airport Road expect intermittent lane closures as crews work on this safety improvement project. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs, electronic message boards and barricades will be sued to assist travelers in this area.

Camp Keais Road between Oil Well Road and Pope John Paul II Boulevard – On Camp Keais Road between Oil Well Road and Pope John Paul II Boulevard expect traffic to be reduced from two lanes to ONE LANE ONLY, intermittently in short segments, for approximately five months from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews working with Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC) install power poles. Flagmen, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Oil Well Road between Oil Well Grade Road and Camp Keais Road – On Oil Well Road between Oil Well Grade Road and Camp Keais Road expect traffic to be reduced from two lanes to ONE LANE ONLY, intermittently in short segments, for approximately five months from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews working with Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC) install power poles. Flagmen, lighted arrow boards, 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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