Tag Archives: traffic

Keep Your Kids Safe on Their Bikes

By Scott H. Shook With summer break upon us, many of the island’s children will be bicycling, whether it be to the Y, racket center, or to a friend’s house. Here are some ways parents can help their kids bicycle safely. Kids need to make sure they obey the law when riding on the island’s bike lanes and shared use ... Read More »

Safety Improvements on St. Andrews 

The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to make traffic safety improvements on St. Andrews Boulevard. Commissioners voted to accept a multi-way stop warrant study and approve the installation and operation of a multi-way stop control at the intersection of St. Andrews and Warren St.; to reduce the speed limit on St. Andrews and Augusta from 30 miles ... Read More »

Bicycles Welcome on Marco

By Scott H. Shook Marco Island has quietly been building a bicycling infrastructure that can compare with any bicycling community in the U.S. With a combined 70 miles of in-road lanes and shared-use paths, cyclists on Marco Island can go virtually anywhere they wish—and do so safely—on the island’s bicycle facilities. That’s an incredible number when you consider the island ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement

Officer Plussa was on patrol when he arrived on the scene of a two-car collision. Officer Plussa saw that one of the drivers was unable to exit her vehicle due to the damage on the driver’s side. Realizing that the vehicle was also leaking fuel, Officer Plussa assisted the driver from the vehicle from the passenger side and removed her ... Read More »

Temporary Station 51 Up & Running

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the need to deal with increasing demands for service, a rise in traffic in the mid-island area and the potential for delayed responses, Marco Island Fire Chief Mike Murphy put together a plan to reopen the formerly decommissioned fire station on West Elkcam Circle. With the assistance of on duty personnel and a volunteer effort, ... Read More »

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 »