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Road Alert - Aug. 30, 2018

Post Date:08/30/2018 4:23 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:

Collier Boulevard between 25th Avenue SW and 23rd Avenue SW – On Collier Boulevard between 25th Avenue SW and 23rd Avenue SW expect northbound traffic to be reduced from two lanes to one lane beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continuing through Friday Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews replace guardrail. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be sued to assist travelers in this area.

Collier Boulevard and Crystal Lake Drive Intersection – At the Collier Boulevard and Crystal Lake Drive intersection expect intermittent lane closures in all directions for approximately two weeks OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews perform maintenance on traffic signal poles. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area. 

Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane – The Chokoloskee Bridge Replacement Project on Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane has reached substantial completion. Expect intermittent lane closures over the next few weeks as crews complete punch list items. Advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area. Drivers are advised that construction personnel will be working near the travel lanes. The posted speed limit has returned to 45 mph. Final completion of the replacement bridge is planned within the next month. 

Livingston Road between Radio Road and the Collier/Lee County Line – On Livingston Road between Radio Road and the Collier/Lee County line expect intermittent lane closures, in short segments, both northbound and southbound for approximately one week, 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 perform mulch installation.  Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard Intersection – At the Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard intersection expect intermittent westbound and southbound lane closures for approximately three months from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews working for Collier County Public Utilities continue installation of new pipes for pump station improvements. Travelers should use caution as trucks will be entering and exiting the pump station area. Flagmen will be used as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades 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 one month 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. 

White Boulevard over Cypress Canal Bridge Replacement Project – On White Boulevard between Weber Boulevard and 31st Street SW over the Cypress Canal crews are currently working on the northbound side of the road and drivers are advised to expect trucks entering and exiting the northbound lane intermittently. This project is expected to be completed this fall. Drivers are advised to stay alert, use caution and obey all traffic signs when traveling in this area. 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:

Airport Road at Calusa Avenue/Great Blue Drive – On Airport Road in the vicinity of Calusa Avenue/ Great Blue Drive expect intermittent lane closures beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continuing for approximately one week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and OVERNIGHT from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews working for Florida Department of Transportation continue intersection improvements. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs, electronic message boards and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Oil Well Road (CR 858) between Oil Well Grade Road and Camp Keais Road – On Oil Well Road (CR 858) between Oil Well Grade Road and Camp Keais Road expect eastbound and westbound traffic to be reduced to ONE LANE ONLY for approximately two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews with Lee County Electric Cooperative continue installation of 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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