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Traffic Advisory: Construction starting for I-75 and Colonial Interchange Project

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 22:10:21-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — On Monday, Jan. 11, crews will begin construction on the I-75 at Colonial Blvd. Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project.

Other improvements along Colonial Blvd. include a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of Six Mile Cypress Pkwy./Ortiz Ave. and a Superstreet intersection at the Colonial Boulevard/Forum Boulevard intersection.

I-75 will also be widened to provide an auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial Blvd. to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (SR 82).

The off-ramps at Colonial Blvd. DDI and the northbound off-ramp at SR 82 will have emergency stopping sites.

The improvements will enhance access to I-75, and along Colonial Blvd., as well as improve overall safety, increase capacity, and facilitate emergency evacuation within the County. In addition, the improvements will help serve travel demands created by anticipated and existing countywide population and employment growth.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on I-75 and the on and off ramps at Colonial Blvd. and SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. through the duration of the construction.

Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway through the duration of the project.

The expected completion date is mid-2024.

The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida and the project cost is $52.7 million.