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Posted on: June 6, 2017

FDOT: Colonial Blvd. to Close at RR Crossing Beginning June 9


Colonial Boulevard (SR 884) at Seminole Gulf Railway Crossing Improvements

Begins June 9 in Fort Myers, Lee County


Please be advised that FDOT will commence a construction project at Colonial Boulevard (SR 884) at

the Seminole Gulf Railway crossing to improve and upgrade the rail crossing.


Construction is anticipated to commence June 9, 2017 and finish June 23rd, weather permitting.


The improvements will require a total closure of Colonial Boulevard; therefore, Colonial Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at the rail crossing for the previously described duration.


FDOT and Seminole Gulf Railway will make every attempt to complete the work as quickly as possible.  

Learn more about the changes and view a map: FDOT Flyer and Map

East of the rail crossing, local traffic only will be permitted from Metro Parkway to the Lee County School Board/ O’Brien Auto Park driveways.

West of the rail crossing, local traffic only will be permitted from Evans Avenue to the Federal Express/Super 8 and Park Positano driveways.

FDOT, the City of Fort Myers, and Lee County urge motorists to find alternate routes.


Alternate east-west routes include:

SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Edison Avenue, Hanson Street, Winkler Avenue, Daniels Parkway, and Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

Alternate north-south routes include:

I-75, Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Plantation Road/Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard, Metro Parkway, Evans Avenue, Fowler Street, US 41/S. Cleveland Avenue, Summerlin Road, and McGregor Boulevard.

To ensure the public is well informed, please share this information and flyer with your audience.

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