Weekend Causeway Lane Closures Resume, Expect Traffic Delays

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Crews work to repair the bridge approaches. SC photo by Shannen Hayes

The Florida Department of Transportation has released the schedule of lane closures this weekend and next week as part of the Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration project.

From 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, motorists should expect one lane open to two-way travel during all hours. Flaggers are scheduled to assist drivers as crews work around the clock to restore the causeway bridge approaches. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and allow additional travel time on all weekends in November and December.

During the hours of 6:30 to 11 a.m., motorists leaving Sanibel should expect eastbound McGregor Boulevard to be reduced to one lane from just east of the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road. This closed lane will be used as a dedicated lane for concrete delivery trucks arriving to the project. Concrete trucks will be escorted by FHP when using this lane. During this time, motorists traveling to Sanibel should expect FHP to intermittently stop traffic to allow concrete trucks to cross westbound travel lanes to reach the staging area.

Beginning no earlier than 10 a.m., motorists traveling westbound to Sanibel on McGregor Boulevard should expect segments of the outside through lane from Port Comfort Road to the toll plaza to be closed for crews to install guardrail.

Beginning at 7 a.m., motorists traveling westbound to Sanibel on McGregor Boulevard should expect segments of the turn lane to Punta Rassa to be closed to traffic for crews to install guardrail. Motorist can continue to turn right to Punta Rassa.

From 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, motorists traveling eastbound from Punta Rassa to McGregor Boulevard should expect periodic flagging operations to allow crews to install guardrail.

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