COLLIER COUNTY — The following column is the Road Watch report for Collier County for the week beginning Sunday, Aug. 29, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
• U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail at Lake Shore Drive (Construction project): Crews are improving drainage on US 41 near Lake Shore Drive. Motorists should expect the outside northbound closed for the duration of the improvements. This week, crews will be preparing to install lane striping next week. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is summer 2021.
• S.R. 82 from Gator Slough Lane to S.R. 29 (Construction project): Crews are working to widen S.R. 82 from Gator Slough Lane to S.R. 29 from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided roadway, while allowing for a future six-lane roadway.
• S.R. 29 from I-75 to Oil Well Road (Maintenance permit project): Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during daytime hours while crews install guardrail and pave the roadway, weather permitting. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.
As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.