TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN
Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension - Collier Blvd. to 16th St. NE
(Project Manager: Andrew Miller, P.E.)
The information provided here is conceptual as this project is in the early design stage. The final alignment, when determined, must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
Exhibits presented at the Public Information Meeting on May 22,2019:
- Draft concept as of May 2019 for the Vanderbilt Beach Road extension (please zoom in to see details)
- Area Map
- Roadway Sections
For comments or questions please email TECM@colliercountyfl.gov .
The Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension (Collier Boulevard to 16th Street NE) is an approximately 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.
Acquisition activities will begin again in the near future, pending initial traffic modeling and public involvement, which will serve to update and validate the original design.
Description of Proposed Improvements:
- Six-lane divided roadway* potentially with curb and gutter along the median and the outside travel lanes.
- 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.
- Potential future connections at 15th Street N.W. and 13th Street N.W.
- A new traffic signal at the Vanderbilt Beach Road/Wilson Boulevard intersection and possible roundabout intersections at 8th Street N.E. and 16th Street N.E.
- Canal relocation to south of roadway from 29th Street N.W. to 15th Street N.W.; three new bridges - one that will cross the Curry Canal, one crossing Corkscrew Canal, and one crossing Orange Tree Canal between 8th and 16th Streets N.E.
- Treatment and attenuation of storm water run-off via pond systems.
- Optional features such as streetlights, on-road bike lanes, sidewalk, and a 12-foot pathway were presented at the last public information meeting and the feedback received indicated there was a consensus that street lighting should only be provided at intersections. There was support for the on-road bike lanes, sidewalks, and a 12-foot pathway and those features remain in the 60 percent design plans.
*Currently, funding will probably not allow the full build-out of the 6-lane facility. Updated traffic projections to determine immediate needs, and cost estimates to determine budgetary feasibility will be used to produce project phasing scenarios best suited for near term needs.
Eleven Bridge Replacement Project - East of Immokalee/SR 29
(Project Manager: Marlene Messam, P.E.)
On 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.
When construction actually begins, sometime at the end of 2019, it is probable that road closures will be necessary in some locations and reduction of lanes in others.
Transportation Engineering staff encourages adjacent property owners, emergency service providers, agricultural and industrial interests, and the general public to contact our office at 252-8192 to discuss the project.
Palm River Canal Bridge Replacement Project
(Project Manager: Mario Puente, P.E., CGC)
Existing 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.
Intersection Improvements at Airport Road & Davis Boulevard
(Project Manager: Mark McCleary, P.E., PSM)
Collier County will construct separate right turn lanes on Airport Road at the intersection with Davis Boulevard.
The northbound right turn lane will be constructed first and we anticipate starting construction in April of 2019. The cost for this part of the project is approximately $500.000 and it should take about three months to complete this work.
The southbound right turn lane will be constructed afterward with a similar budget and timeframe.
Goodland Drive Improvements
(Project Manager: Andrew Miller, P.E.)
Effective 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.
Additional projects currently under design:
- Corkscrew Road Improvements (Project Manager: Mark McCleary, P.E., PSM)
- Sidewalk and Bike Lane Projects (Project Manager: Chad Sweet, P.E.)
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Pine Ridge Road Improvements
(Project Manager: Shannon Bassett)
Collier County is constructing intersection improvements at two locations along Pine Ridge Road. At Pine Ridge Road at Logan Blvd we will extend the eastbound merge lane for approximately 2,000 feet and create dual westbound left turn lanes. At Pine Ridge Road at Airport Road we will extend the westbound left turn lane by approximately 300 feet. These intersection improvements will increase capacity and improve traffic flow along Pine Ridge Road. The cost of construction for the project is approximately $1,429,000 and it will take about six months to complete this work.
Golden Gate Boulevard - Design Build - Phase 2
(Project Manager: Matthew Thomas)
Considered a primary east-west traffic way in Golden Gate Estates, Golden Gate Blvd. serves one of the largest platted subdivisions in southwest Florida.
The scope of the project includes widening the roadway from two to four lanes from west of 20th Street to east of Everglades Boulevard, construction of a bridge over the Miller Canal and drainage improvements all the way to the Faka Union Canal. Clearing, grubbing and erosion control began on October 1, 2018.
Find here the flyer distributed for the Public Information Meeting on 9/27/2018.