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 cautionsmotorists 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 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. The project also replace the traffic signal at Manatee Road. Crews are currently relocating utilities along the roadway and extending drainage structures at the canals. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting 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 should use caution, expect delays, and be aware of construction equipment entering/exiting the roadway. Estimated completion is summer 2014. Contractor is American Lighting and Signalization, Inc.