Tag Archives: traffic

Elegant Home Tour

By Jesus Calo The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) held its 17th Annual Elegant Home Tour, which featured four residences around Marco Island. Each home incorporated a mix of architectural and interior designs from various decor influences. The event allows the MIWC to take a step into an elegant home and witness the beauty of this island through architecture. Following ... Read More »

A New Cessna for Civil Air Patrol

Submitted The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has a fleet of over 500 airplanes, and is the largest single-engine aircraft customer for Cessna, on average, purchasing 20-25 aircraft per year. In 2017, two new airplanes were assigned to the Florida Wing and one was assigned to the Marco Island Senior Squadron. With its sophisticated computerized cockpit, this brand-new plane enables more ... Read More »

Fire Burns Collier Boulevard

UPDATE The fire is now 10% contained with over 6,000 acres affected. Road closure from Golden Gate Parkway to Rattlesnake Hammock. Mandatory evacuations are in place for the Naples Club RV, Panther Walk RV, Forest Glen and the horse stables in and along Newman Road. Collier Schools reported that Lely Elementary was closed due to smoke, and all students had been ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement 

Officers Johnson and Tidwell were patrolling Dollar Bay and observed a vessel without navigational lights on while boating at night. During the vessel stop, Officer Tidwell observed that the vessel did not have a hull identification number (HIN). The officers then proceeded to follow the vessel to Bayview Boat Ramp and Officer Tidwell noticed another mullet skiff at the dock. ... Read More »

Marco Police Urge Caution

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Captain Nick Ojanovac of the Marco Island Police Department urged residents and visitors to be especially alert now that season has arrived and the roadways are much busier. “Our motorists and others riding bicycles, motorcycles and other recreational means of transport, in addition to pedestrians, need to be aware that the intensity of traffic and potential ... Read More »

Bright and Cheery This Time of Year!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala  The Marco Island Christmas Island Style Parade was spectacular this year with so many people enjoying the music, laughing, costumes and lights. What a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season. The streets were filled with throngs of people dressed for the parade as they celebrated along the route. There were children everywhere, waving and ... Read More »

Rose Marina Phase One Nears Completion

Submitted The Rose Marina is putting the final touches on the first phase of their project to update and modernize the only water direct marina on the island. Many on the island have marveled at the progress of the replacement of the old and outdated enclosed facilities that were formerly used for enclosed boat storage. The new facility, which replaces ... Read More »

COASTAL COMMENTS: A Christmas Message

By: Donna Fiala It looks like the long awaited improvement and upgrading to a business for the “Skeleton Building” will have to wait longer. Although we all heard that BJ’s Wholesalers was in negotiations with the shopping center owners to bring that outline of a business into a fantastic business in just the right area, there was one catch. They ... Read More »

Growing Number of Panthers Killed by Cars

Submitted  A driver hit and killed the 31st panther of 2016 on Tuesday, breaking the all-time record for the number of Florida panther road kills in one year. This breaks the 2015 record of 25 deaths due to vehicle strikes with more than three weeks left in 2016. Florida panther deaths on our roadways are continuing in this upward trajectory. ... Read More »

Morocco, Part II A Cultural Treasure

By Ewout Rijk de Vries Driving up to 7,417 feet on a crumbling dirt road in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains is not for the faint of heart, but it certainly was another highlight on our driving trip through this fascinating country and the Sahara Desert. (Read part one to the story in the Nov. 25 edition of Coastal Breeze ... Read More »

Breaking News: Barfield at Collier Collision With Injuries

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Units from the Marco Island Police Department, Marco Fire Rescue and Collier County EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North Collier and North Barfield Drive at 3:04 PM Wednesday, November 16. Three vehicles were involved in the incident and one individual was transported by Collier EMS to a local emergency ... Read More »

Goodland Road Flooded Again: Marco Pressed by Commissioners to Act

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn An unnamed tropical depression, 350 miles west of Marco Island, caused more serious flooding on Goodland Road on Tuesday, August 30. Torrential rains also added to the maelstrom, with rainwater having nowhere to go due to seawater gushing in through the road’s only two drains. The result was the usual chaos in traffic trying to ... Read More »

COLLIER CONSTRUCTION/Maintenance

Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road Intersection Improvements Project – At the Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road intersection crews expect to be progressing with construction along the roadsides Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting, as part of the Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road Intersection Improvements Project.  Also, on Collier Boulevard between Immokalee Road and Weathered Stone Drive, northbound traffic ... Read More »

CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECTS:

Airport-Pulling Road between North Road and Prospect Avenue – On Airport-Pulling Road between North Road and Prospect Avenue expect intermittent lane closures northbound through Friday, Aug. 26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue sidewalk repairs. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with lighted arrow signs, advance warning signs, a rolling truck with signage and barricades to assist travelers in ... Read More »

ROAD WATCH REPORT

US 41 from Six L’s Farm Road to CR 92/San Marco Road:Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path on the south side of roadway. The speed limit will be reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph during the day. The speed limit will remain at 45 mph during nighttime hours. Drivers should use caution traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is ... Read More »

Carolina Avenue between Warren Street and Trammel Street

On Carolina Avenue between Warren Street and Trammel Street expect traffic to be reduced to one lane only intermittently on Friday, July 29 between8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, as crews working for Florida Power and Light continue installation of utility poles. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area. Read More »

Placencia: Belizean Beauty

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For low-maintenance travelers who appreciate unspoiled natural beauty, a trip to Placencia is a must. Located in the Stann Creek district of Belize in Central America, Placencia is a 16-mile long, narrow strip of land. Although it is a peninsula, the Caribbean Sea on the east and lagoon on the west make Placencia feels like ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Letter to Fire Chief Mike Murphy

Dear Chief Murphy, Thank you for your thoughtful letter. I am a writer for the Coastal Breeze News and have written 6 articles on the plight of Goodland Road since last November. I went down to the road during the height of each of the five daytime floodings and took photos. None of these floodings was the result of a ... Read More »

Summer Road Trip Tips

Submitted  Summer is here and for many families that means the time honored tradition of the summer road trip. Maybe school is out and you want to take the kids to Disney World or on an educational trip to Washington, D.C. Maybe you want to visit your grandchildren in Georgia or North Carolina. Wherever you are planning to travel, if ... Read More »

Collier Creek Interim Dredging – Up Next

By Maria Lamb  It is estimated that 30-40% of Marco Island boat traffic use Collier Creek to access the Gulf and public marina at Smokehouse Bay. According to Collier County Coastal Zone Management file, the inlet was dredged in 2001 and 2012, and in 2005 a terminal jetty was installed. The Collier Creek Interim Dredging project will start as soon ... Read More »