Expect delays leaving Marco Island for a six-week period, beginning on 9/9/19. Portions of one north bound lane will be closed on North Collier Boulevard from the Judge SS Jolley Bridge to Yellowbird Street. Both southbound lanes and one northbound lane will remain open. Electronic message boards will be strategically placed to notify drivers of the potential delay, the public will be notified by Twitter and the City website. Use SR92 as an alternate route to leave the island during heavy traffic flow times 3-6 PM.
The pipeline work along Collier Boulevard north of Marco Island is complete. The pipeline connections at the horizontal drilling locations north of Marco Island are planned for completion in September. There will be some traffic lane closures associated with the connections, north of the island. The pipeline drilling work on Collier Blvd. within Marco Island will commence on 9/9/19 (lane closures associated with this portion of the project highlighted above). All lane closures on Collier Blvd within Marco Island associated with this project are expected to be complete before the Thanksgiving holiday when seasonal residents return.
There will be other lane closures on E. Elkcam Cir., 6th Ave., St. Waikiki Ct., and Barfield Dr. N. as construction progresses in those areas. City staff is coordinating with the contractor to minimize traffic disruptions. The demolition of the Marco Shores wastewater treatment plant is scheduled for February. The project funding is within the approved budget and final completion is scheduled for March.