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Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension - Collier Blvd. to 16th St. NE

(Project Manager: Mario Puente, P.E.)

Vanderbilt Beach Road extension shown on map 

The Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension (Collier Boulevard to 16th Street NE) is an approximate 7-mile extension of the existing roadway. This project is in the 5-year Work Program and was in design development until the onset of the economic recession of 2008. The project had reached the 60% design completion phase and was put on hold as a result of the economic downturn. The design team is working towards a 60% design stage at the moment.

Description of Proposed Improvements:

  • Four-lane divided urban roadway to Wilson Blvd.
  • Two lanes from Wilson Blvd to 16th Str. NE
  • Minor improvements to existing intersecting streets including Weber Boulevard, Massey Street and Douglas Street.
  • New roadway intersections at Wilson Boulevard, 8th Street N.E. and 16th Street N.E.
  • A new traffic signal at the Vanderbilt Beach Road/Wilson Boulevard intersection.
  • Canal relocation to south of the roadway from 29th Street N.W. to 15th Street N.W.

Final alignment of Vanderbilt Beach Road from Collier Blvd. to 16th St. NE approved by the Board of County Commissioners on October 22, 2019:

Interim build-out (zoom in to see details):

Future build-out (zoom in to see details):

In addition to the above exhibits, a presentation was prepared for the Board of County Commissioners (it includes the currently projected schedule). Once the 60% roadway design is completed, right-of-way acquisition activities will most likely start in late spring of 2020. 

Exhibits presented at the Public Information Meeting on May 22,2019:

  1. Draft concept as of May 2019 for the Vanderbilt Beach Road extension (please zoom in to see details)
  2. Area Map
  3. Roadway Sections

For comments or questions please email . 

Eleven Bridge Replacement Project - East of Immokalee/SR 29

(Project Manager: Bee Thao, P.E.)

Eleven Bridges to be repaired labeled on Immokalee mapOn August 28, 2017, the engineering firm of HNTB Corporation began designing replacements for eleven bridges east of Immokalee and State Road 29 on Immokalee Road, County Line Road and Oil Well Road. The existing timber foundation bridges have had repairs made to them over the years, but they were built in 1948, 1951 or 1953 and are now in need of replacement.

A Public Information Meeting was held on July 24, 2019 to present the project details at the 60% design stage. Handouts were available in English and Spanish. The following boards were exhibited at the meeting:

Project Overview

Bridges included in Group A

Bridges included in Group B

Bridges included in Group C

Maintenance of Traffic






Palm River Canal Bridge Replacement Project

(Project Manager: Mario Puente, P.E., CGC)

Palm River Bridge shown on Google EarthExisting Bridge 034046 was built in 1960. Approximately one-half of the timber piles are in a critical state and the remaining piles are expected to reach a critical state in the near future due to accelerating decay. The Board of County Commissioners approved a contract in the amount of $560,680 with CH2M Hill, now Jacobs Engineering, for engineering design and related services necessary to develop construction plans and related documents for the replacement of the bridge.  Construction of the project is planned for fiscal year 2020 through 2021. The overall project construction schedule is anticipated to be 12 to 14 months. The design as well as the project details and detour map were presented at a Public Information Meeting on January 15, 2019.



Goodland Drive Improvements

(Project Manager: Mario Puente, P.E.)

Goodland drive shown on Google EarthEffective June 20, 2017, Collier County retook possession of Goodland Drive / CR 92A from the City of Marco Island. Due to its low elevation, the existing roadway is frequently flooded during peak tides and storms, cutting off access to Goodland and causing severe damage to the pavement. Raising the road will provide a safe and reliable route to and from Goodland, and with the addition of several cross-drain pipes, will also allow tidal and storm flows to more easily pass from one side of the road to the other.

The County completed the solicitation for a design consultant and design of the project began in September of 2018. 



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