These are some of the roads in Lee County that are under construction during hurricane season:
■ Bonita Beach Road. A Lee County contractor continues work to widen existing Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes from Old 41 Road to Lime Street. This project will complete the six-laning of Bonita Beach Road from Old 41 Road to Interstate 75 and add a bike lane and sidewalk in each direction.
Traffic (including bicycles and pedestrians) is shifted to the north side of the roadway for crews to work on the south side. This shift will remain in place for the next several months. Drainage, utility work and curb installation continue along the project and may require turn-lane closures (daytime and nighttime) and lane closures (nighttime) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2013.
■ Construction crews will widen I-75 to six lanes from south of Luckett Road to north of State Road 80 beginning this summer. This project also includes extending northbound and southbound interstate bridges over S.R. 80 to the north; widening interstate bridges at Luckett Road, and adding two northbound and southbound outside lanes between ramps at the Luckett Road and S.R. 80 interchanges. Work also includes widening the northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp at the S.R. 80 interchange. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2013.
■ U.S. 41 in Estero. Work is continuing from Corkscrew Road to San Carlos Boulevard. This project widens the roadway and bridge from four lanes to six, including paved shoulders and sidewalks, makes roadway drainage improvements, and installs landscaping. Completion is scheduled for summer 2013.
■ A&W Bulb Road improvements are being made from Gladiolus Drive to Heritage Cove Boulevard. A Lee County contractor is reconstructing and resurfacing the existing two-lane roadway, widening travel lanes to 11 feet, adding 4-foot paved shoulders (designated as bike lanes) on each side of the road, and constructing a sidewalk to connect the existing sidewalk segments on the east side between McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive. Project completion is expected in spring 2013.
■ The replacement of the Matlacha Bridge began Oct. 11, 2010. Traffic will remain on the existing bridge with reduced lane widths. The project will take approximately two years.
These are among the roads under construction in Collier County during hurricane season 2012:
■ Oil Well Road (Immokalee Road to Everglades Boulevard and Oil Well Grade Road to Ave Maria Boulevard). Approximately 7 miles of road widening improvements began in February 2010 and completion is planned in summer 2012. Plans call for the existing two-lane roadway to be widened to four lanes for the portion from Immokalee Road to just west of Everglades Boulevard (approximately 3 miles) and to six lanes from Oil Well Grade Road to Ave Maria Boulevard (approximately 4 miles).
The middle segment from Everglades Boulevard to Oil Well Grade Road and the remainder of the western section from east of Ave Maria Boulevard to east of Camp Keais Road has been designed for widening and will be placed in the construction work program as money becomes available.
■ Collier Boulevard from Davis Boulevard to the Golden Gate Main Canal has been merged with a project designed by the Florida Department of Transportation on Davis Boulevard from west of Radio Road to Collier Boulevard. The Collier Boulevard portion is a mile long and is being widened from four lanes to eight lanes with on-road bike lanes on both sides of the roadway. It also includes the continuation of a 10-foot multi-use pathway and capacity improvements to within about a quarter-mile of Beck Boulevard.
The Davis Boulevard portion is less than a mile. Plans include building a variable four-lane to six-lane roadway divided by a median with sidewalk and on-road bike lanes on both sides of the roadway. Construction began in fall 2011 and is expected to be completed in about 2.5 years.