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Road Alert July 21, 2016

Post Date:07/21/2016 3:40 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 ROAD ALERT

This ROAD ALERT was prepared by the Collier County Growth Management Department to inform the community about scheduled road construction and road maintenance projects along major roadways in Collier County where lane closures are planned or traffic flow may be affected.

COLLIER COUNTY CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECTS:

Bryant Avenue adjacent to Sholtz Street – On Bryant Avenue from Sholtz Street to its dead end expect traffic to be reduced to one lane only intermittently for approximately three months between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews install water and sewer utilities as part of the Naples Manor Water Main and Force Main Replacement Project. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area.   

Collier Boulevard Improvements Project – On Collier Boulevard between Green Boulevard and Golden Gate Boulevard expect intermittent lane closures both southbound and northbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, for the duration of the Collier Boulevard Improvements Project which is scheduled to be completed in early winter of 2017. Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care.   The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph on Collier Boulevard from Green Boulevard to Golden Gate Boulevard. Law enforcement officers and flagmen will be utilized, as needed, along with electronic message signs, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades, to assist travelers in this area. 

Collins Avenue adjacent to Sholtz Street – On Collins Avenue from Sholtz Street to its dead end expect traffic to be reduced to one lane only intermittently for approximately three months between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews install water and sewer utilities as part of the Naples Manor Water Main and Force Main Replacement Project. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area.  

Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane – On Copeland Avenue (CR 29) between Demere Lane and Oyster Bar Lane expect traffic to be reduced from two lanes to ONE LANE ONLY through spring 2018 while construction progresses on the Chokoloskee Bridge Replacement Project.  A temporary traffic signal has been installed and will be operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The contractor is currently working to demolish the northbound lane of the existing bridge in order to construct the northbound side of the new bridge. Electronic message signs, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area.  Drivers are reminded to stay alert and expect delays.

Entrance Street between U.S. 41 East and Floridan Avenue – Entrance Street between U.S. 41 East and Floridan Avenue WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS, 24 hours per day, weather permitting, as crews continue installation of water and sewer utilities as part of the Naples Manor Water Main and Force Main Replacement Project. Detour signs will be posted directing drivers to use Martin Street or another nearby street. Advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area. 

Floridan Avenue between Entrance Street and Sholtz Street – Floridan Avenue between Entrance Street and Sholtz Street WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS, 24 hours per day, weather permitting, as crews continue installation of water and sewer utilities as part of the Naples Manor Water Main and Force Main Replacement Project.  Detour signs will be posted directing drivers to use Caldwell Street, Holland Street or Carlton Street. Advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area. 

 Golden Gate Boulevard between Collier Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard – On Golden Gate Boulevard between Collier Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard expect intermittent lane closures in short segments both eastbound and westbound for approximately two weeks between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue landscape maintenance in the medians and along the roadsides. Also, expect intermittent lane closures on 13th Street S.W. just east of Golden Gate Boulevard. Lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area. 

Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard Intersection Improvements Project – At the Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard intersection crews will be performing ongoing construction along the roadsides Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting, as part of the Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard Intersection Improvements Project which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.  Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care.  Bellaire Bay Drive may be used as an alternate route during this work. Advance warning signs and electronic message boards are being used to alert travelers in this area.   

Outer Drive between Dale Avenue and Thomasson Lane – Outer Drive between Dale Avenue and Thomasson Lane will be CLOSED TO ALL BUT LOCAL TRAFFIC beginning on Monday, July 25 and continuing for approximately four months, 24 hours per day, as crews construct a new sidewalk. Detour signs will be posted.  Electronic message boards, advance warning signs and barricades will also be used to assist travelers in this area.

Pine Ridge Road between Caribbean Road and Osceola Trail – On Pine Ridge Road between Airport-Pulling Road and Osceola Trail expect westbound traffic to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes in short segments for approximately one week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as well as OVERNIGHT between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews continue to repair curbs and sidewalk. Right turn lanes may also have intermittent lane closures, as needed, during this repair work.  Electronic message signs, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in the area.  

Sholtz Street between Floridan Avenue and Tucker Avenue – Sholtz Street between Floridan Avenue and Tucker Avenue will be reduced to one lane only intermittently for approximately three months between   7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue installation of water and sewer utilities as part of the Naples Manor Water Main and Force Main Replacement Project. Also, expect Sholtz Street between Georgia Avenue and Carolina Avenue to continue to be CLOSED for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be detoured as needed and local traffic will be accommodated. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in the area.  

Vanderbilt Drive between Vanderbilt Beach Road and Bluebill Avenue/111th Avenue N. – On Vanderbilt Drive between Vanderbilt Beach Road and Bluebill Avenue/111th Avenue N. expect sidewalk closures, in short segments, for approximately two weeks Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue utility work. Pedestrians will be re-routed.  Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in the area.  

WORK BY OTHERS:

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 for approximately three months between 8 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. 

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