Construction Updates

March 2011 - Monthly Look Ahead Schedule

Inersection of SR 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard - temporary overnight lane closures March 23

LEE COUNTY

Fort Myers, FL – On Wednesday, March 23, in the early morning hours from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 2:00 a.m., the following left-turn lanes at the intersection of SR 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard will be closed while crews collect pavement samples.

• Left-turn lanes from Colonial/Lee Boulevard onto SR 82 will be closed.
• One of the two left-turn lanes from SR82 onto Colonial/Lee Boulevard will be closed.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes during this work. Law enforcement will be onsite. This work is part of the City of Fort Myers’ S.R. 82 Widening Project and is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen conditions.

S.R. 82: from Ortiz Avenue to Lee/Colonial Boulevard Southbound travel lanes on S.R. 82 are shifted to the west at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard. There is one travel lane in each direction on S.R. 82. Eastbound travel lanes on Colonial/Lee Boulevard are shifted to the north at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard. There are two travel lanes open in each direction. Motorists are advised to USE EXTREME CAUTION driving in this area. Crews are reconstructing the new northbound travel lanes of S.R. 82 and the new eastbound travel lanes of Colonial/Lee Boulevard. This traffic shift is expected to remain in place for approximately six months.

Temporary Road Closure on Forum Boulevard

Buckingham Road is closed to traffic from S.R. 82 to Old Buckingham Road.  Traffic must use Old Buckingham Road while work continues on Buckingham Road. 

Southbound travel lanes on S.R. 82 are shifted to the west at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard.  There is one travel lane in each direction on S.R. 82.  Eastbound travel lanes on Colonial/Lee Boulevard are shifted to the north at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Colonial/Lee Boulevard.  There are two travel lanes open in each direction.  Motorists are advised to USE EXTREME CAUTION driving in this area.  Crews are reconstructing the new northbound travel lanes of S.R. 82 and the new eastbound travel lanes of Colonial/Lee Boulevard.  This traffic shift is expected to remain in place for approximately six months.

S.R.82 & Colonial/Lee Blvd. Intersection

Utilities
Crews are installing 20” reuse main on east of Teter Road and continuing to the east.  Water main and force main relocations are taking place on Colonial Boulevard.

Storm Drainage
Two crews continue to install storm drainage and inverts in several areas along S.R. 82 including the Teter Road to Forum Boulevard.  Drainage relocation work is upcoming on Colonial Boulevard.

Roadway
Crews are building new roadway subgrade and base on Buckingham Road in preparation for asphalt in early February.   Asphalt at the Publix entrance at the Crossroads Shopping Plaza is scheduled near the end of February. 

Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
The new traffic signal at S.R. 82 and Forum Boulevard is now operational.

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