Due to unforeseen underground conditions in the intersection of W. Venice Avenue and Harbor Drive, crews will begin replacing underground pipe in the intersection on Wednesday, May 13. Motorists should expect some turning movements prohibited, as well as some lane closures. This work is expected to last approximately two weeks. The contractor anticipates opening the intersection at the end of each work day and on weekends. Every effort will be made to provide access to the downtown businesses. Motorists are asked to avoid the intersection and utilize side streets and other routes when possible. Once this underground work is completed, the contractor will be installing new textured, asphalt crosswalks to match the remainder of downtown.


This work is part of the Phase II Road Bond Resurfacing Projects. The contractor continues adding upgrades to Avenue Des Parques (near the newly installed angle parking west of City Hall), and Amora Avenue. Final paving of in these areas, as well as the intersection of W. Venice Ave. and Harbor Dr., will occur once the base repair, underground, crosswalk and concrete work are complete. Motorists are urged to use caution as crews work in and near the roadway.


For additional information, please contact Jennifer Dorning, Project Public Information Officer at 239-338-7723 or by email at Jennifer.Dorning@atkinsglobal.com.