Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects. Motorists are urged to drive with courtesy, caution, common sense, and patience as they travel through construction areas. Speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
I-75: Recreational access area on Alligator Alley: Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting. Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. The job is estimated for completion by spring 2012. The contractor is Convalvias USA.
I-75: At the SR 951 interchange: Construction project — Crews are making improvements to interchange ramps, adding new mast arm signals, and placing new pavement markings and signs. Activities involve Excavation and placement of embankment at Northbound and Southbound off ramps as well as Northbound on ramp off the roadway. Also installing signalization mast arm bases at all interchange ramps Drivers should be plan extra travel time if destinations are time-sensitive. Message boards will alert drivers when lane closures are scheduled. Completion is expected in fall 2012, weather permitting. The contractor is APAC Southeast.
SR 29: From north of Oil Well Road to south of County Road 846 in Immokalee (approximately eight miles): Construction project – This project resurfaces the roadway and includes sidewalk, shoulder, and guardrail work and pedestrian signal modifications at Farm Workers Village. Night/overnight paving continues Monday, April 9 and continue through Friday, April 13. Lane closures are required and motorists should expect delays. All travel lanes will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are advised to look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zone. Completion is estimated for fall 2012. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.