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Road Watch Update November 18 – November 24, 202

Hanson Street Extension Sign Repairs
On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., work crews will
be replacing Sign Supports at two locations within the Hanson Street median, requiring
temporary lane closures of the inner lanes. These temporary closures will be in the vicinity of
Van Buren Street, just east of the Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard Roundabout, and the Golf
Course Access Road, just west of the Ortiz Avenue Roundabout.

Polk Street Gravity Sanitary Sewer Main Repair
Public Works will be doing an emergency repair to the gravity sanitary sewer main on Polk
Street between Desoto Avenue and Washington Avenue on Saturday November 20th.

The road will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7:30 AM to approximately 4:30 PM to complete the
repair. Please feel free to contact if you need any additional information. Phone: 239 321 7599 or
Email: mdestefano@cityftmyers.com

Six Mile Cypress Pkwy (Fire Station #17) Road Work
Stevens Construction will start road work along 11000 Ben C Pratt 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy on
November 10th and lay asphalt on November 18th and 19th. This will include both a sidewalk and
a lane closure on the west side. For further questions, please contact Jeff Hollis at 239-936-9006
or jeffh@stevensbuilds.com. Honc will provide Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan. The MOT will
be removed by November 24th. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should expect delays and use
extreme caution.

Schoolhouse Road Drainage Repair
Starting Monday, October 18, 2021 the outside Northbound lane on Schoolhouse Road East from
Star Lane to Shoemaker Lane will be closed for drainage repair through November 30, 2021.
Please watch for signage and use caution in the area. This schedule is subject to change due to
inclement weather and unforeseen underground conditions.

Rosa Parks Transportation Center Construction & Renovation
The Rosa Parks Transportation Center at 2250 Widman Way in the City of Fort Myers (Lee
County) is scheduled to commence renovation in early November and is expected to be
completed by the end of June 2022. The renovations will include: adding additional bus berths
along Hendry Street, changing the vehicle access from Jackson Street to Widman Way, adding
several on site bus berths, building canopies, accessibility upgrades and interior
renovations. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of
construction equipment and vehicles working in the project area. For more project information,
contact Dawn Huff, LeeTran Senior Planner at 239-533-0233.
Note: Transit service in and out of the Rosa Parks Station will be uninterrupted. A temporary
trailer will be installed to house the Customer Service Area with Public Access to the Restrooms.

Carillon Woods Drainage Improvements
Drainage and road improvements will begin in the neighborhood on October 11, 2021. The
project is expected to be completed April 2022. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should use
caution and be aware of construction equipment and vehicles working in the project area.

First Street and Second Street Two-Way Traffic Conversion Project.
Phase I will convert First, Second and Seaboard streets from one-way to two-way traffic. Work is
expected to occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; however, some night and
weekend work may be necessary. This project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Palm Beach Boulevard/First Street
Motorists should expect the inside westbound lane closed from Seaboard Street to E. Riverside
Drive.

First Street
Motorists should expect lane closures from Fowler Street to Providence Street through the end of
November.

Second Street
Road Watch Update Updated November 19, 2021
Motorists – Please Use Caution When Traveling in Work Zone Areas
Motorists should expect lane closures from Fowler Street to Palm Avenue through the end of
November.
Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment
and vehicles entering/exiting streets in the project area. Motorists should expect lane shifts and
intermittent closures during these activities. Some sidewalks may be closed during the project.
This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground
conditions. For more project information, contact the City’s public information consultant, Cella
Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to info@CFM2way.com.

Marsh Avenue Pole Replacement
Irby Construction will be replacing poles for Florida Power & Light (FPL) on Marsh Avenue,
from Glenwood Avenue to New York Avenue. Work will start on Monday, October 25, and
continue through December 17, 2021. There will be temporary road closures with detours
from 9:00 pm – 6:00 am, Sunday through Friday, for a crane operation. For further
information, please contact Cole Bryan at (863) 268-3941 or jbryan@irbyconstruction.com.
Scott’s Safety will be providing all maintenance of traffic (MOT) services for this project. Call
(844) 417-2688 with any questions.

Royal Palm Avenue from Thompson Street to Richmond Street, Fort Myers (CFM-FPL-21- 32):
Pike Electric will be working on the overhead power lines starting Monday, November 1 and
will continue through Friday, November 19, 2021. Royal Palm Avenue will be subject to lane
closures between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on weekdays. For further information please contact Brian
Williams at (239) 225-8037 or bwilliams@pike.com. Area Wide Protective will provide
maintenance of traffic (MOT) services. For MOT related information, contact Sam Bell at (239)
240-9410 or sambell@awptraffic.com.

Michigan Avenue Pole Replacement
Irby Construction will be replacing poles along Michigan Avenue for FPL beginning October 2,
2021 through December 18,2021. The eastbound lane of Michigan Avenue will be subject to
periodic lane closures from Raleigh Street to Clotilde Avenue. This will be daytime hours on
weekdays and possibly weekends. Please contact Cole Bryan with any questions (863-268-3941)
Scotts Safety will be providing all MOT (maintenance of traffic) services for this project. Call (844)
417-2688 with any questions.

Veronica Shoemaker Blvd Pole Replacement
Irby Construction will be replacing poles along Veronica Shoemaker beginning October 2, 2021
through December 18, 2021. The southbound lane of Veronica Shoemaker will be subject of
Road Watch Update Updated November 19, 2021
Motorists – Please Use Caution When Traveling in Work Zone Areas
periodic lane closures from Lora Street to Dale Street. This will be daytime hours on weekdays
and possibly weekends. Please contact Cole Bryan with any questions (863-268-3941) Scotts Safety
will be providing all MOT (maintenance of traffic) services for this project. Call (844) 417-2688
with any questions.

Bay Street Electrical Undergrounding
Crews are continuing the final power switchovers to the new underground electric lines that will
cause road closures and lane reductions as listed below.

Bay Street
Motorists should expect lane shifts and potential closures between Hendry Street and
Dean Street.

Bayview Court is expected to be closed in accordance with the following schedule:
is expected to be closed Monday, November 22 from 3AM to 7PM.
• Business access will be provided.
All remaining sidewalks will remain open during street closures. Motorists, pedestrians and
bicyclists should expect delays and use extreme caution.

Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard
Beginning September 2021, the City will begin construction on the first two raw water wells
identified as P-21 and P-22 located just south of the North Colonial Linear Trail between Veronica
S. Shoemaker Boulevard and Hodges University. These wells are expected to be in production
by summer 2022.

Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and momentary traffic delays in the
northbound lane of Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard just south of the North Colonial Linear
Trail while crews move materials and equipment for the construction activities. Motorists,
pedestrians, and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and
vehicles working in the project area and entering Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard.
This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground
conditions. For more project information, contact the City’s public information consultant, Cella
Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to info@FortMyersUtilities.com.

East Water Storage Tank and Pump Station
Beginning June 2021, contractors for the City of Fort Myers will start construction of the new East
Water Storage Tank and Pump Station. The facility is located at 12019 Treeline Avenue on the
east side of Treeline Avenue near Silver Ridge Boulevard. The project also includes installation
of off-site water main pipe along Treeline Avenue. The project is expected to be completed
Road Watch Update Updated November 19, 2021

Motorists – Please Use Caution When Traveling in Work Zone Areas
November 2022. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of
construction equipment and vehicles working in the project area and entering Treeline Avenue.
This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground
conditions. For more project information, contact the City’s public information consultant, Cella
Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to info@fortmyersutilities.com.
Linhart, Magnolia and Holly Utility Rehabilitation Project
The City of Fort Myers is scheduled to replace water mains and sanitary sewer pipe and install
some storm drainage on the following roadways:

Linhart Avenue (Cortez Boulevard to US 41)
• Magnolia Street
• Holly Road
• McCann Street
• Maple Avenue
• Hanson Street (just east of Holly Road to Sunset Road and Nelson Street to US 41)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunset Road (Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street)
Sanders Street (Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street)
• Nelson Street (Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street)
The project also includes new sidewalk on side streets and will replace sidewalk disturbed by the
construction. The project is expected to be complete in early 2022.

Linhart Avenue
Linhart Avenue closed to through traffic from Cortez Boulevard to Nelson Street while crews
continue underground utility installation.

Magnolia Street
Magnolia Street from Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street will be closed to through traffic while
crews install underground utilities.

Holly Road
Holly Road from Linh art Avenue to Hanson Street will be closed to through traffic while
crews install underground utilities.

McCann Street
McCann Street from Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street will be closed to through traffic while
crews install underground utilities.

Sunset Road
Sunset Road from Linhart Avenue to Maple Avenue will be closed to through traffic while
crews install underground utilities.

Nelson Street
Nelson Street from Linhart Avenue to Hanson Street will be closed to through traffic while
crews install underground utilities.

Maple Avenue
Maple Avenue from Sunset Road east to the end of the road will be temporarily closed while
crews install sanitary sewer pipe.

Hanson Street
Hanson Street (just east of Holly Road to Sunset Road and Nelson Street to U.S. 41)
Sanders Street.

Local traffic will be accommodated. Through motorists should follow posted detour signs.
Residents and businesses may need to access your property from a different direction. Some
sidewalks may be closed during the project. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists should use
caution and be aware of construction equipment and vehicles entering/exiting streets in the
project area. This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen
underground conditions. For more project information, contact the City’s public information
consultant, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to
info@fortmyersutilities.com.

FDOT Pedestrian Safety Construction Project on US 41 from Winkler Avenue to SR 82/Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard entails installing and relocating utilities and constructing
medians on US 41/Cleveland Avenue from Winkler Avenue to SR 82.
• Motorists should expect Hanson Street as a right-in/right-out only travel pattern on
the west side of US 41/Cleveland Avenue.
• Motorists should expect Hanson Street as a right-in/right-out only travel pattern on
the east side of US 41/Cleveland Avenue.
• Motorists should expect Linhart Avenue closed on the west side of US 41/Cleveland
Avenue.
• Motorists should expect side road closures from Winkler Avenue to Victoria Avenue
throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures and
detours on US 41/Cleveland Avenue during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours
Monday through Friday throughout the duration of the project, weather permitting.
Additional work includes installing drainage structures, pedestrian signals, upgrading signals
and lighting, and resurfacing existing highway. The project will be constructed in three segments.
Each segment will have majority of construction completed prior to moving to the next segment
Construction will begin on the first segment from Winkler Avenue to Carrell Road. Crews will
work on the west side of the road initially and when that work is completed, they will shift to the
east side of Cleveland Avenue/US 41. The expected project completion date is the summer 2022.
The Contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

Treeline Avenue, Fort Myers (ROW2021-00357): RYANGOLF Corporation will be
performing roadway and sidewalk improvements beginning Friday, November 12, 2021 and
continuing through Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Asphalt pavement, concrete sidewalk,
concrete curbing, and drainage improvements will be performed. The southbound lanes of
traffic on Treeline Avenue just south of Colonial Boulevard will be subject to periodic lane
closures between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. For further information,
please contact Grant Bejin at (239) 273-6543 or GBEJIN@RYANGOLF.com. ACME Barricades
will provide maintenance of traffic services, (239) 334-8888

I-75 at Colonial Boulevard (mile marker 136): Construction project: Crews begin construction on
the I-75 at Colonial Boulevard Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project. Other
improvements along Colonial Boulevard include a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the
intersection of Six Mile Cypress Parkway/Ortiz Avenue and a Superstreet intersection at the
Colonial Boulevard/Forum Boulevard intersection. I-75 will also be widened to provide an
auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial Boulevard to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard. The off-ramps at Colonial Boulevard DDI and the northbound off-ramp at SR 82 will
have emergency stopping sites.
• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on I-75 and the on and off ramps at
Colonial Boulevard during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration
of construction.
• Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on SR 82 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard) through the duration of the construction.
Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the
roadway through the duration of the project. The expected completion date is mid-2024. The
contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida.

US 41/Cleveland Avenue over the Caloosahatchee River: Maintenance contract project:
Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. weekdays, while crews perform maintenance on the bridge, weather permitting.
Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Forum Boulevard to Lee Boulevard:
Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound
lane closures during daytime hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, while crews construct turn
lanes weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Tarpon Street to Superior Street: Maintenance contract
project: Motorists should expect eastbound and westbound lane closures during
nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews repair asphalt, weather permitting.
Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 739, SR 865, and SR 867): Maintenance
contract project: Crews are sweeping curb and gutter on state roadways and bridges. Motorists
should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather
permitting. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 739, SR 865, and SR 867): Maintenance
contract project: Crews are restriping the state roadways and bridges. Motorists should expect
lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting.
Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

Special Events
November 19, 2021
Movie in The Park– Jefferson Park will host the November Movie in the Park on Friday
November 19th starting at 7pm. Jefferson Ave. will be closed from Luzon St. to Princeton St.
starting at 4:00pm for setup and public safety. Please watch for detour signs to take you
around road closures.
Music Walk – River District Alliance (RDA) presents their monthly Music Walk Event from
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Streets that will be closed from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. are: First St.
from Monroe to Jackson St., Broadway from Main to First, Dean St. Hendry St. from Main St.
to Bay St. Please watch for detour signs to lead you around road closure.
November 20, 2021
Publix Run to the Arts– 5K- Artfest Fort Myers presents the Publix Run to the Arts- 5K
run/walk will be ran on Saturday November 20th from 7:00am to 10:00am. Start/Finish will be
in the intersection of Hendry and Edwards with the run east to Fowler St and then north to
North Fort Myers over the bridge and back the same way. Please watch for detour signs to
lead you around road closure.
November 21, 2021
Pendas Turkey Give Away– Pendas Law Firm will conduct their annual Turkey giveaway on
Sunday, November 21st from 6:00am to 12:00pm. Evans Ave. from Colonial to Winkler will be
open for local traffic only during that time. Please watch for detour signs to lead you around
road closure.
November 24, 2021
Local Farmer’s Market – The Farmer’s Market has been relocated to Broadway Street. Roads
to be closed will be from Second Street north to Main Street with road closure from 5:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Please watch for detour
signs to lead you around road closure.
November 25, 2021
Turkey Trot 5K– Fort Myers Track Club will conduct a 5K Turkey Trot starting at the Edison
Home and proceeding on Manuels Dr. onto Cortez. They run south on Cortez all the way to
Rosado Way. The runners then turn north off Rosado Way to Silvestre Dr. up to Moreno and
then turn right back to Cortez. The runners then head north all the way back to the Edison
Home. The run will be from 7am to 9:00am. Roads will be closed starting at 6:00am and reopen
Road Watch Update Updated November 19, 2021
Motorists – Please Use Caution When Traveling in Work Zone Areas
as soon as the runners clear the roads. Please watch for detour signs to lead you around road
closure.