MARCO ISLAND — JUDGE S.S. JOLLEY BRIDGE
Lane closures are to begin Wednesday for a maintenance project on the existing Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge span. Alternating lane closures will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through December as the Florida Department of Transportation completes the maintenance. The project is to clean up and paint the steel on the existing span of the bridge, as well as to coat the rails, FDOT spokeswoman Debbie Tower has said.
FDOT is putting the additional span project, funded by federal stimulus dollars, out to bid in September.
BALD EAGLE DRIVE BIKE LANE
Construction is expected to begin July 20 for the new Bald Eagle Drive bike lane widening project from North Collier Boulevard to the intersection at Old Marco Lane. Work is scheduled to be completed in September with minor impact to traffic on Bald Eagle Drive. The project will extend the road surface by four feet on each side of Bald Eagle Drive. Do not leave vehicles blocking driveways and avoid parking in the swales within the marked construction zones.
SOUTH HEATHWOOD DRIVE BIKE LANE
Construction is expected to begin Monday for a new bike lane on South Heathwood Drive from San Marco Road to Winterberry Drive. The bike path will be a four foot wide extension of the road on each side of South Heathwood Drive.
The construction will directly impact driveways along South Heathwood Drive. The contractor will be removing about a four-foot section at the end of each existing driveway and then restore the driveway. Mailboxes will be relocated. Do not leave vehicles blocking driveways and avoid parking in the swales within the marked construction zones.
Project engineers from the city were not immediately able to share the cost and source of money for the bike lane projects.
OTHER CITY PROJECTS, PLANS
Bike lane construction information came from the City Scape quarterly newsletter. More information on budgeting, Smokehouse Bay Bridge design, the youth fire and police academy, water changes throughout August effecting those with kidney dialysis machines and the septic tank to cistern program are available in the newsletter.
Call Leslie Sanford at 389-5002 for more on the cistern program. See the full newsletter posted in related links to the left.