Cape Coral North 2 – June 2018 Update
During the “dry” season, our concerns were geared towards dust control. During the “wet” season, concerns will be maintaining the roads and allowing adequate water flow into the swales. Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30.
The North 2 Utility Extension Project (UEP) Contractors have Hurricane Preparedness Plans in place. Southwest Florida experienced heavy rainfall from Subtropical Storm Alberto over the Memorial Day weekend. According to rain data from the Lee County Division of Natural Resources, almost 15 inches of rain fell in north Cape Coral in the month of May, with most occurring in the last two weeks of the month.
Due to the heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto, the Contractors implemented the plan earlier than expected. Inspection and construction crews were on call over the Memorial Day weekend to monitor and address issues resulting from the heavy downpours. Multiple crews worked to address drainage issues, filling potholes, and ensuring that streets were made passable as soon as possible. Construction crews will continue to prioritize issues affecting streets and drainage as the rainy season continues.
Despite the wet weather, contractors continue to make progress. The first roadway paving occurred in May within Contract 5 and several other contracts have roads that are being prepared for paving in late June or July. Construction is underway in all contract areas with the exception of Contract 11, which is expected to begin in early July.
Several major roads, including Ceitus Parkway, Old Burnt Store Roads, Embers Parkway, Chiquita Boulevard and Tropicana Parkway, are either partially or completely closed due to construction activities. Specific information on the extent of the closures is provided on the North 2 Traffic Advisory Page.