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Project Details
Work Type: Bridge Construction
Phase: Construction
Limits: First Street to North Key Drive
Length: 1 miles
Start of Current Phase: Early 2024
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Early 2026


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is designing 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. This will be accomplished by installing new outside traffic railings, connecting the two bridge decks in the center with a single median barrier, and restriping the lanes. The sidewalk will connect to existing sidewalks north and south of the bridge structure to create safe access for pedestrians to cross. Additionally, the current bridge lighting system will be replaced with new double arms poles on the new median barrier.

Public Involvement

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, held a Public Information Construction Open House for US 41 over Caloosahatchee River Bridge in Lee County on March 13, 2024.  All members of the public were invited to attend. 

The department sent notices to all property owners and businesses located within 1,000 feet on either end of the Caloosahatchee Bridge, as well as any other interested groups. For those that were unable to attend in-person, the open house exhibits and materials are available to view in the documents section below. 

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Contact Information
Communications Team
Katelyn Carmona
For Media Inquiries Only
  • In an effort to finish the Caloosahatchee Bridge project a year ahead of schedule, the bridge will be completely closed after midnight the night of May 31 through August 11, 2024. After August 11, the bridge will reopen with nighttime bridge closures and daytime lane closures as needed.

    During the closure, crews will complete the construction of the single median barrier, install new guardrail along the east side of the northbound lanes, and work on the sidewalk on the west side of the southbound lanes.  

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

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

Project Documents
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