Speed limit signs are now posted on Collier Boulevard (from just south of Green Boulevard to Pine Ridge Road/White Boulevard) reducing the speed limit to 35 mph during construction. Electronic message signs advising of the speed limit change are assisting with notifying the traveling public of this temporary speed limit reduction.
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the speed limit change at its April 28 meeting in order to enhance the safety of the traveling public and the construction workers during the needed improvements project. The project, which began a few months ago, will six-lane a two-mile section of the current four-lane portion of Collier Boulevard from Green Boulevard to Golden Gate Boulevard. Collier Boulevard is a major north-south arterial. When construction progresses to other segments of the road widening improvement project, additional speed limit reductions will be put in place as well.
As part of the improvement project three major intersections, Green Boulevard, Pine Ridge Road and White Boulevard will be reconstructed; this will include the addition of upgraded traffic signals and new streetlighting. Other improvements include a new bridge at Green Boulevard over the C.R. 951 Canal, on-road bike lanes, bus stops, as well as an eight-foot multi-use pathway on the east side of the C.R. 951 Canal to White Boulevard where it will continue as a 10-foot pathway on the west side of the roadway from Pine Ridge Road to Golden Gate Boulevard. Modifications to medians will provide for better access to abutting properties and for utility improvements.
The project is expected to be completed in early winter of 2017. The $22.7 million project includes a Transportation Regional Incentive Program grant of over $8 million from the Florida Department of Transportation.
For more information, contact Community Liaison Connie Deane at 239-252-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.