Work is under way to expand the SR 78/Pine Island Road from west of Burnt Store Road to west of Chiquita Boulevard to four lanes with outside four-foot paved bike lanes and roadside swales. Work also includes building two stormwater ponds and construction of new travel lanes. Weather permitting, this Friday, July 25, the traffic pattern changes and drivers will begin using one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on each side of the road. The inside lane near the median on each side of the road remains closed while crews complete median work.
Traffic signal work continues at the intersection of Burnt Store Road and Pine Island Road.
Please use caution when traveling throughout the work zone as well as when entering and exiting the roadway.
Project completion is expected in fall of 2014. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.