FDOT Traffic Advisory
Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration
WEEKEND LANE CLOSURES
Fort Myers, Fla. – As a part of the Emergency Restoration of the Sanibel Causeway, the contractor will be restoring five bridge approaches, where the bridges meet the upland roadway (on the land). On weekends through November and December, the Causeway will be limited to one lane for both directions of travel. Flaggers will be controlling traffic during this weekend work. The contractor is making every effort not to impact the heavy weekday traffic.
· On weekends through November and December, motorists should expect ONE LANE OPEN to two-way travel during ALL HOURS beginning 7 p.m. on Fridays through 6 a.m. on Mondays. Flaggers are scheduled to assist drivers as crews work around the clock to restore the causeway bridge approaches. Temporary signals may also be utilized to help with traffic control. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and allow additional travel time on these weekends.
Crews will be working around the clock to replace five approach slabs, all except the undamaged approach from Sanibel onto the western span of the causeway. 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.