Contact: Betsy Clayton, A. P. R., Communications Director
Lee County Government
Upcoming repairs slated for Sanibel Causeway
FORT MYERS, FL (August 13, 2014) – Lee County DOT contractor Seig & Ambachtscheer Inc. will perform minor bridge repairs on the Sanibel Causeway in August and September.
The work is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and expected to be complete by Sept. 30 weather permitting.
Work is to be done weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from the bridges’ shoulders and should be accomplished with slight lane shifting. No lane closures are anticipated, although there may be short traffic disruptions during the daily set up and breakdown of the Maintenance of Traffic devices.
Variable message signs will be placed to alert drivers to the roadway Maintenance of Traffic.
The majority of these repairs will involve sealing smaller cracks and epoxy injection into larger cracks identified within the bridge superstructure and monitored in two prior inspections leading up to this repair. The work will also include the repair within the bridge superstructure of identified delaminations and spalls, which occur when small sections of concrete detach from a slab.
There is no reason for concern. The Causeway is structurally sound and remains safe. These repairs are to seal the cracks in the concrete and prevent saltwater intrusion to the structural steel, with the goal of ensuring the Causeway bridges reach their targeted 75-year life span. Questions can be directed to Lee County DOT at (239) 533-9400.