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FDOT continues ongoing repairs on Sanibel Causeway

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jan 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-30 21:15:03-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation is continuing emergency repairs on the Sanibel causeway on Monday.

FDOT said drivers should be prepared to slow down and even have traffic stopped temporarily.

This is to allow crews to move equipment needed for work.

According to FDOT crews will be driving sheet piles around the causeway islands to help with restoration.

The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are active work zones and are closed to public access.

As construction continues FDOT is asking cyclists and pedestrians to utilize another mode of transportation to cross the causeway.

Cyclist and pedestrians haven't been allowed to go across the causeway since Hurricane Ian.

Shell Point resident Vince Daubenspeck said the causeway was apart of his daily bike ride and misses biking over it.

"Can't wait until it's done and I can get to the top and look out," he said.

This is all for safety purposes as workers are moving heavy machinery and materials through the area.

FDOT said repairs are expected to continue through the end of 2023.