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.
Work along I-75
During nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. Sunday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 12 crews will close I-75 southbound to pour bridge deck over I-75. During these hours southbound I-75 motorists will exit at Daniels Parkway and travel east to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue to re-enter the interstate at the Alico Road interchange.
During nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. Thursday, May 15 to 5 a.m. Friday, May 16 crews will close I-75 northbound to pour bridge deck over I-75. During these hours northbound I-75 motorists will exit at Alico Road and travel east to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue to re-enter the interstate at the Daniels Parkway interchange.
Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during the nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. These closures allow 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.
During daytime hours crews are constructing the bridge over I-75, constructing new lanes parallel to the interstate and installing guardrail throughout the project. 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.
Work at Southwest Florida International Airport entrance:
Traffic on Ben Hill Griffin Boulevard/Treeline Avenue northbound to the airport now uses the new northbound to eastbound ramp in to the airport. Traffic exiting the airport to northbound Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue now uses the new westbound to northbound ramp. Traffic entering from the south and exiting to the north must yield when turning right. Motorists should slow down and use caution at this intersection.
Motorists should expect periodic nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Treeline Avenue/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and entering/exiting the airport along Terminal Access Road for crews to work in the roadway and drive piles for the new bridge from I-75. Variable message boards notify motorists of closures.
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE. Variable message boards notify motorists of lane/roadway closures. Estimated project completion is spring 2015. The design/build contractor is Stantec/Prince.
Debbie Tower, FDOT