Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) partnered with the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) to program a project on SR 29 in Immokalee due to a history high bicycle and pedestrian crashes and activity.
The purpose of the project is to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety and consists of installing two RRFBs (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons), signing and pavement marking improvements, reconstruction of the lighting system, constructing a new signal at 3rd Street, drainage improvements, and sidewalk enhancements. The project is estimated at 1.85 Million. The FDOT Project Manager for this project is Josephine Mak.
FDOT will pay the cost to install 30 standard LED light Poles. The MSTU provided an advance deposit of $125,342 to FDOT for installation of holiday attachments on 30 light poles and all efforts associated with adding the attachments, including banner arms, GFCI outlets, additional conductors, mobilization and maintenance of traffic at SR29 from 1st Street North to 9th Street North in Immokalee. Construction began in May 2020 and is expected completion March 2021.
The Contractor removed 52 of the existing blue light poles for storage. Staff is coordinating the relocation of existing stored light poles for future local projects.
New light poles are activated and FDOT conducted a 90% Walk-Through of the Project on January 21, 2021. The Final Project Walk-Through is scheduled for February 4, 2021 and the Contractor is working towards the completion of the project within the next few weeks.