Work begins on traffic signal project near Marriott Crystal Shores

Marco Eagle
Work on putting in a traffic signal at Collier Boulevard and Winterberry drive began this week.

Marco Island residents can expect to see work at the intersection of Winterberry Drive and South Collier Boulevard for the next few weeks as a new traffic signal is being added.

Public Works Director Tim Pinter said that a contractor is mobilizing and expected to begin excavations this week as part of the project that will replace a three-way stop sign with a traffic signal.

Marriott Crystal Shores is financing the bulk of the project with its $300,000 contribution. The city of Marco Island's cost is $25,480, which will come of the capital improvements fund.

Pinter said the project is expected to take 4-5 weeks to complete.