Collier County Road Watch report for week of August 23


This weekly report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects in Collier County.

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.

As a reminder, travelers can visit or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.


I-75 at North Rest Area (mile marker 64): Construction project: Crews are performing drainage upgrades and adjusting landscaping and sidewalks to accommodate drainage structures. This week, crews will be working on the installation of drainage structures and sidewalk work. Expected completion is late August 2020, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 951/Collier Boulevard from Port Au Prince Road to Championship Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the southbound turn lane closed while crews extend the turn lane, weather permitting. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 951/Collier Boulevard from north of the Judge Jolley Bridge to south of Fiddlers Creek Parkway: Construction project: Crews will be widening existing turn lanes, milling and resurfacing, placing sidewalk at the Mainsail Drive intersection, installing signing and pavement markings, and making signalization improvements. Work will occur during daytime and nighttime hours. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.   Motorists and pedestrians should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated project completion is the end of 2020. The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc.

SR 82/Immokalee from Gator Slough Lane to SR 29: Construction project: Crews are working to widen SR 82 from Gator Slough Lane to SR 29 from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided roadway while allowing for a future six-lane roadway. The project also includes constructing 5-foot wide paved shoulders, which will serve as bike lanes, a 54-foot wide median, a 10-foot multi-use trail along the south side, and a 5-foot sidewalk along the north side. The intersection at SR 29 will be changed from a stop condition with flashing beacon to a roundabout. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Estimated project completion is summer 2022. The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 29 from North 1st Street to North 9th Street: Construction project: Crews are installing new pedestrian signals and constructing sidewalk, curb & gutter, as well as making drainage improvements on the north and south sides of US 29. Motorists should expect lane closures through the duration of the project during daytime hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is early spring 2021. The contractor is Wright Construction Group, Inc.