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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Michigan Avenue Traffic Detour: July 12-September 1

Michigan Ave Detour

The City of Fort Myers is installing new sanitary sewer main between the South and Central Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants. Crews will install the pipes along Raleigh Street to Indian Street, to Palm Avenue, and south to just past Lime Street. This connection will allow more wastewater to flow to the Central plant where the City produces reclaimed water.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12 through August 2017, MICHIGAN AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED AT RALEIGH STREET. Motorists may use High Street, 2nd Street, and the temporary road (Ford Street) at the eastern end of 2nd Street to bypass the closed intersection. Follow detour signs.

• Through motorists may use High Street, 2nd Street, and the temporary road (Ford Street) at the eastern end of 2nd Street to bypass the closed intersection (see map).
• Michigan Avenue will be open to local traffic only between High Street and the Fort Myers Cemetery.
• Residents on Raleigh Street, north of Michigan Avenue may need to use the temporary roadway at the north end of Billie Street to access their properties.
• The entrance to the cemetery will remain open.

This detour will remain in place during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours until work is completed. This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground conditions.

Some sidewalks may be closed during the project. Crews are working in and near the roadway. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and vehicles entering/exiting streets in the project area. Flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists through the construction zone. Phase II of the wastewater interconnect project is expected to be complete in early 2018.

For additional information, please visit www.FortMyersUtilities.com or contact the City’s public information consultant for the project:
Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc.
239-337-1071, THayden@cella.cc 

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