COLLIER COUNTY — The following column is the Road Watch report for Collier County for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 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.
I-75 at SR 951 (exit 101) Interchange Improvements: FDOT is reconstructing the I-75 southbound on and off-ramp connections and the northbound on-ramp connection to the mainline lanes at SR 951 (exit 101). The northeast quadrant loop ramp will be connected to, and accessible only by, a direct flyover ramp from northbound Collier Boulevard starting south of the Davis Boulevard intersection. This single-lane flyover ramp will carry traffic over Beck Boulevard and a reconstructed I-75 southbound on-ramp. A single-lane flyover ramp extension will carry I-75 southbound traffic over Davis Boulevard to a new signalized intersection at Collier Boulevard and Business Circle North. This ramp will extend along the western side of Collier Boulevard.
During the nighttime/overnight hours of 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., motorists should expect a lane closure on northbound and/or southbound SR 951 from Magnolia Pond Drive to Business Circle South for utility relocations. This lane closure could include the inside right turn lane for the southbound off ramp at exit 101.
Through Friday, November 18, during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., motorists should expect a lane closure on westbound Beck Boulevard from Tollhouse Drive to Collier Boulevard (SR 951) for utility relocations.
Crews are also currently constructing the noise wall on the south side of I-75, just west of the interchange. The contractor does not expect impacts to traffic with this activity.
Crews are also currently working at northbound SR 951 at the I-75 southbound on-ramp. Motorists should expect truck traffic during daytime hours. The contractor does not expect impacts to traffic with this activity.
Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway. The expected completion date is spring 2026.
US 41/Tamiami Trail from Davis Boulevard to Courthouse Shadows: Construction project: Improvements include adding mid-block crossings and pedestrian signals, milling, and resurfacing, and making sidewalk repairs within the project limits.
Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours.
Expected completion is fall 2023.
US 41 from 10th Street North to 9th Street North: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews construct underground utilities. A temporary traffic signal will be installed during construction. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.
US 41 at the Treviso Bay Entrance east of Johns Street: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews make turn lane modifications. Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway.
SR 84/Davis Boulevard from Ospreys Landing to West Crown Point Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews replace underground utilities. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.
SR 670 9th Street North to Tamiami Trail: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews construct a turn lane. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic. Motorists should expect to work during weekends from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Copeland Avenue from Chokoloskee Bridge to Broadway Avenue: Construction project: Crews will construct sidewalk on the east side of Copeland Avenue from Chokoloskee Bridge to Broadway Avenue. Crews will install temporary signalization within the project.
Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with possible flagging operations throughout the duration of the project.
Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. The expected project completion is early 2024.
US 41 From East of Whistler's Cove Boulevard to West of Collier Boulevard: Crews will be working on the installation of traffic loops. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.
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.