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Road Alert - Sept. 21, 2017

Post Date:09/21/2017 4:37 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:

107th Avenue North between Vanderbilt Drive and 8th Street North – On 107th Avenue North between Vanderbilt Drive and 8th Street North expect intermittent lane closures, as well as times that the road will be CLOSED to through traffic, allowing local residents only, for approximately three months, weather permitting, as crews continue work to install sewer mains, stormwater drainage and water mains as part of the Collier County Public Utility Renewal Project. During road closures, a detour route will be posted.  Flagmen will be used as needed, as well as advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area. 

110th Avenue North between Vanderbilt Drive and US 41 – On 110th Avenue North between Vanderbilt Drive and US 41 expect intermittent lane closures (limiting traffic to ONE LANE ONLY), as well as times that the road will be CLOSED to through traffic, allowing local residents only, for approximately three months, weather permitting, as crews continue work to install sewer mains, stormwater drainage and water mains as part of the Collier County Public Utility Renewal Project. Crews plan to close the intersection of 110th Ave. North at 8th Street on Friday, Sept. 22During road closures, a detour route will be posted.  Flagmen will be used as needed, as well as advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area

Airport Road from Vanderbilt Beach Road to Nottingham Drive – On Airport Road from Vanderbilt Beach Road to Nottingham Drive expect crews to be working along the northbound roadside for the next month as construction progresses on the Airport Road North of Vanderbilt Beach Road Improvements Project. This improvement project is scheduled to be completed this fall. Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care.  Electronic message signs, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used 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, as crews work on punch list items for the Collier Boulevard Improvements Project.  The project is scheduled to be completed in approximately two weeks. In addition, left turns from Weber Boulevard onto ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Golden Gate Boulevard are now prohibited. Vehicles will continue to be able to make right turns. 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 during construction. 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. 

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 January 2018, while construction on the first phase of the Chokoloskee Bridge Replacement Project is completed and progresses into the second phase. A temporary traffic signal has been installed and is operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A traffic switch to the newly constructed portion of the bridge is planned to occur in early October. Drivers are reminded to stay alert and expect delays. Final completion of the replacement bridge is planned in spring 2018. Hurricane Irma repairs will be ongoing for a few weeks. Motorist should obey posted signs and temporary signalization.   

Golden Gate Boulevard from east of Wilson Boulevard to west of 20th Street NE/SE – On Golden Gate Boulevard from east of Wilson Boulevard to west of 20th Street NE/SE a new traffic shift is planned for Sunday night, Sept. 24.  Crews plan to shift Golden Gate Boulevard traffic to a divided traffic pattern on both new eastbound and westbound lanes.  After the shift, one lane will be open for eastbound traffic and two lanes will be open for westbound traffic. Construction activities will still be ongoing after the traffic shift, so drivers are reminded to continue to use caution when traveling in this construction zone and to drive with care.  Residents need to be aware that traffic will be traveling on both sides of the new divided roadway and to use caution exiting and entering their driveways. Estimated completion for the entire project is expected near the end of 2017.  The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph during construction and will remain in place until the project is completed.  Electronic message signs, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area. 

Immokalee Road between Collier Boulevard and Bellaire Bay Drive – On Immokalee Road between Collier Boulevard and Bellaire Bay Drive expect westbound travel lanes to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes for 24 hours per day, seven days per week, weather permitting, as crews widen the roadway as part of the Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road Intersection Improvements Project. Also, on Collier Boulevard between Immokalee Road and Weathered Stone Drive expect southbound traffic to continue to be detoured and northbound traffic to be diverted to the southbound travel lane OVERNIGHT through Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., each night, weather permitting, as crews progress on the construction work at the entrances of the CVS Pharmacy and at NCH Healthcare Northeast. Bellaire Bay Drive may be used as an alternate route during this needed improvement work. This project is expected to be completed this fall. Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care in the construction zoneExpect Delays. Advance warning signs, along with electronic message signs, lighted arrow boards and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area.

Lake Trafford Road between Krystal Lane and North 18th Street (in Immokalee) – On Lake Trafford Road between Krystal Lane and North 18th Street (in Immokalee) expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures for approximately three months from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, as crews install drainage pipes. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area.

SR 82 and Corkscrew Road Intersection – In the vicinity of the intersection SR 82 and Corkscrew Road crews are working along the roadway shoulders to construct the SR 82 at Corkscrew Road Intersection Improvement Project. Motorists are advised to stay alert and drive with care in the construction zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph in this area. The project is scheduled to be completed in approximately one week. Flagmen, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs, and barricades will be used to assist travelers in this area.

Vanderbilt Drive between 91st Avenue North and 101st Avenue North – On Vanderbilt Drive between 91st Avenue North and 101st Avenue North expect traffic to be reduced to ONE LANE ONLY through summer of 2018 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue installation of new water mains and stormwater drainage structures. 6th Street may be used as an alternate route for those travelers who do not have destinations in the construction zone. Advance warning signs and barricades will be used to assist drivers in this area.

Vanderbilt Drive between 104th Avenue N. and Bluebill Avenue/111th Avenue N. On Vanderbilt Drive between 104th Avenue N. and Bluebill Avenue/111th Avenue N. expect the roadway to be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC for approximately six weeks, weather permitting, as utility crews progress with the installation of new gravity sewer and force mains. A detour route is posted as well as electronic message boards, advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area.

Vanderbilt Drive between 111th Avenue North and Wiggins Pass Road – The Vanderbilt Drive Bridge Replacements Project has progressed to working on the second of two bridges. The Vanderbilt Drive road closure has moved to the vicinity of Bridge Number 030177, located 1.2 miles north of 111th Avenue, over Little Horse Pass Waterway between Anchorage Condos (12945 Vanderbilt Drive) and Marina Bay Club (13105 Vanderbilt Drive).  This closure includes ALL VEHICLES (INCLUDING BICYCLES) AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC (both northbound and southbound). A detour route is posted directing both vehicular and pedestrian traffic to use 111th Avenue, US 41 and Wiggins Pass Road during the needed construction. Construction crews are in the process of removing the old bridge and will replace with a new bridge over the next 10 months.  During the current construction phase, reconstruction is continuing for approximately three months at the intersection of Vanderbilt Drive and the Marina Bay Club entrance. A temporary traffic signal has been placed at the entrance to Marina Bay Club where traffic entering and exiting will be restricted to a single travel lane during a majority of the reconstruction of this intersection and property entrance. Electronic message boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in this area.

White Blvd. over Cypress Canal Bridge Replacement Project – On White Blvd. between Weber Blvd. and 31st Street SW (over the Cypress canal) traffic has been switched to the temporary roadway and bridge.  Crews are working to remove the old bridge and then construct the new bridge. This project is expected to be completed in summer 2018. The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph through the construction zone.  Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs, barrier wall and barricades, to assist travelers in this area. 

Post Hurricane Irma Advisory

Following Hurricane Irma, 207 of 212 Collier County maintained signalized intersections are currently operational.  Barricades with stop signs have been placed at the intersections where signals are dark.  If an intersection is dark, meaning all traffic signals are damaged, missing, or without power, treat the intersection as a FOUR-WAY STOP situation.  However, if drivers approach a signalized intersection where the signal is in flash mode, drivers approaching from the flashing yellow side should proceed with caution and those approaching from the flashing red side need to treat the situation as a stop sign

Crews are continuing to work on repairing and replacing traffic signals and signage.  Stay alert and drive with care.  Watch for bucket trucks, cranes, and other vehicles in intersections, medians, and along the side of roadways.

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