Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.
COLLIER COUNTY Road Watch Report
CR 846/Immokalee Road at I-75: Maintenance contract project: Landscape crews are installing trees in the median. Motorists should expect the inside turn lanes closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers should use caution while crews work in the roadway.
I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area at mile marker 63: Construction project: Work continues to build two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails, replace the existing rest area, build a new public safety center and water treatment plant, and upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant. Crews continue paving throughout the project.
- THE ENTIRE REST AREA IS CLOSED UNTIL PROJECT COMPLETION, ESTIMATED FALL 2014. ALL FACILITIES (including the picnic area, parking, restrooms or potable water) are unavailable. Entrance and exit ramps at mile marker 63 are open for motorists to turn around if needed. FDOT cautions motorists to remain clear of the construction zone and be aware of construction vehicles entering/exiting the roadways around the rest area. Signs are posted to advise motorists of this closure. The rest area at mile marker 34 is open.
Expected project completion is fall 2014. The design/build contractor is Stantec/Wright Construction Group.
US 41 at Pelican Marsh Boulevard: Construction project: Work on this project includes installing pedestrian features and upgrades to meet current ADA standards, connecting existing sidewalks to ramps, installing signal back plates, and pavement markings. The contractor is completing punch list items. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Project completion is expected in summer 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.
US 41 from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Guilford Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays for crews to install concrete utility poles. Drivers should use caution and expect slow moving traffic.
US 41 (Tamiami Trail East) from SR 951 to Greenway Road: Construction project: Crews continue work to expand two-lane US 41 to six lanes from SR 951 to Joseph Lane and to four lanes from Joseph Lane to Greenway Road. A 30-foot median will separate northbound and southbound travel lanes. The project also includes a 10-foot multi-use pathway along southbound travel lanes and a six-foot sidewalk parallel to northbound lanes. Median openings spaced throughout the project allow for left turns and U-turns. Crews also replace the traffic signal at Manatee Road. Crews are currently relocating utilities and driving piles for the bridge over Henderson Creek. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment enter and exit the roadway. The contractor expects to complete work by fall 2016. The design/build team is Wantman Group Inc. /Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.
SR 84 (Davis Boulevard) from Florida Club Circle to Falling Waters Boulevard: Construction project: Crews will be installing light pole bases, pull boxes and underground conduits along both sides of Davis Boulevard. Motorist should expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for this work. Drivers are asked to use caution and expect delays. Motorists should expect construction equipment entering/exiting the roadway. The contractor expects work to be completed by summer 2014. Contractor is American Lighting and Signalization, Inc.