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FDOT closes Caloosahatchee Bridge

FDOT closed the Caloosahatchee bridge
Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-02 09:12:46-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Department of Transportation closed the north and southbound lanes of the US-41 Caloosahatchee Bridge in Fort Myers.

FDOT says the lanes will be closed in both directions until further notice as crews review potential impacts to the corridor.

MORE: Closure causes concerns for motorists

A spokesperson with FDOT says the concern is not the bridge itself, it's the approach slabs north of the bridge due to washout after Hurricane Ian.

If repairs need to be made, spokesperson Adam Rose says they'll fill it in with grout and concrete.

Fort Myers Police say they expect the closure to last 3-7 days but FDOT is not confirming that at this time.

FDOT says drivers should avoid the area or follow the following detour listed below.

Motorists traveling Northbound U.S. 41 from south of the bridge

  • Turn right onto State Road (S.R.) 82
  • Turn onto left Northbound Business U.S. 41
  • Turn left onto Pondella Road
  • Turn right onto Northbound U.S. 41

Motorists traveling Southbound U.S. 41 from north of bridge

  • Turn left onto Pondella Road
  • Turn right onto Business U.S. 41
  • Turn right onto S.R. 82
  • Turn left onto Southbound U.S. 41

The School District of Lee County says the closing will cause delays in bus transportation.