The City of Sanibel received the following update from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regarding the completion of roadwork on the Sanibel Causeway:
Crews have moved traffic to the permanent lanes on the Sanibel Causeway. The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are an active work zone and are currently closed for public access, including from the water.
- Crews continue earthwork and debris removal along the causeway islands. Please expect construction equipment periodically entering/leaving the travel lanes when necessary. The contractor is limiting this interruption during peak hours.
- The westbound merge location is now west of the toll plaza. Motorists are urged to use caution and obey the 20 MPH speed limit. Construction vehicles and equipment continue to enter/exit the staging area near this location.
- Upcoming work: Beginning early February, motorists traveling eastbound from Sanibel should expect one lane of travel to continue from the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road to allow the contractor to perform shoulder work. Significant traffic delays are not expected during this operation. The lane closure is expected to last for 90 days while crews work to install underground devices to reinforce the shoreline. During this work, beach access from McGregor Boulevard will be unavailable.
Many oversized vehicles are crossing the causeway to assist with recovery efforts on the island. Please be patient as travel may be slower than usual. Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize another mode of transportation to travel the causeway and pedestrians are not permitted on the Sanibel Causeway.
MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 20 MPH. Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.
For further questions, please contact Jennifer Dorning by email at Jennifer.Dorning@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at (239) 338-7723. Please visit www.swflroads.com/SanibelCauseway for additional information.