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U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee River
Bridge Construction Begins

April 7

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is implementing pedestrian improvements to U.S. 41 over the Caloosahatchee River Bridge from First Street to North Key Drive. This project is intended to improve pedestrian safety by modifying the existing bridge to accommodate an eight-foot sidewalk on the west side of the southbound bridge. The sidewalk will connect to existing sidewalks north and south of the bridge structure to create safe access for pedestrians to cross.

For the safety of the traveling motorists and the construction crews, the bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, April 11, 2024. These nighttime closures are necessary for crews to perform bridge work associated with pedestrian improvements.

On Monday, April 8, as part of the Phase I construction plan, the bridge will be reduced to one lane in both northbound and southbound directions for crews to complete this phase of the project. Phase I construction activities are expected to be completed in December 2024.

Electronic message boards will be used to make motorists aware of lane closures and alternate routes that can be used.

Please note that the work schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Stay informed and sign up for construction alerts and view improvement plans by visiting or
by calling the project hotline at 239-387-0115.

Follow up on Twitter at @MyFDOT_SWFL, or for updates on current road closures. | Twitter: @MyFDOT_SWFL | Facebook: @MyFDOTSWFL

The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors, but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.

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