FDOT RoadWatch Advisory for nighttime closures on the I-75 — Airport Direct Connect Project in Lee County
I-75 — Airport Direct Connect from south of the Alico Road interchange (#128) to south of the Daniels Parkway interchange (#131): Construction project: Work continues to build a direct connection from I-75 to the Southwest Florida International Airport. The job adds new lanes parallel to I-75 from south of the Alico Road interchange to Daniels Parkway interchange. The contractor will construct a bridge over I-75 and Treeline Avenue/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway connecting the interstate to the airport. Crews have shifted travel lanes on Terminal Access Road (entrance to Southwest Florida International Airport) toward the median to complete work on the outside of the roadway.
- Motorists leaving the airport should expect the outside westbound lane of Terminal Access Road closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Thursday, February 27 for crews to install pipe near the roadway.
- Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for crews to widen the roadway and continue work on the bridge over I-75. Motorists should be aware of slow moving traffic and possible delays. Variable message boards will notify motorists of the closures.
- During daytime hours crews are constructing the bridge over I-75 and constructing new lanes parallel to the interstate. Motorists need to use caution while crews and vehicles work near the interstate. Drivers are asked to be aware of slow moving traffic as construction vehicles enter/exit the interstate.
- Crews continue digging ponds and placing fill to build new lanes and roadways. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering/exiting Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue near the airport entrance and Terminal Access Road. Construction vehicles are also using Three Oaks Parkway, Alico Road and Corkscrew Road.
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE. Estimated project completion is spring 2015. The design/build contractor is Stantec/Prince.
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