Fort Myers, Fla. – The next phase of the Emergency Restoration of the Sanibel Causeway will involve the restoration of the final approach sections. Restoration of the final approach sections will take place over the first two weekends in December. During this time, the Causeway will be limited to one lane. Flaggers will be controlling traffic during this weekend work. The contractor is making every effort not to impact the heavy weekday traffic.
- Motorists should expect ONE LANE OPEN to two-way travel during ALL HOURS beginning 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 through 6 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 and again from 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 through 6 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Flaggers are scheduled to assist drivers as crews work around the clock to restore the causeway bridge approaches. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and allow additional travel time on these weekends.
Crews will be working around the clock to replace the remaining approach slabs. To expedite this work, the contractor is utilizing a special high early strength concrete that allows each phase of the reconstruction to be completed within 72 hours compared to the normal one-week construction time. Additionally, the contractor will sequence crews from many different disciplines to accomplish the accelerated restoration.
Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize another mode of transportation to travel the causeway and pedestrians are not permitted. Lanes are narrowed to 10-feet in some locations. Expect shoulder closures throughout the project. MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 20 MPH. Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.