Road work in Punta Gorda

Road work is scheduled this month in over a dozen residential neighborhoods in Punta Gorda.

PUNTA GORDA — More road work is on the way in Punta Gorda this month.

Roadways around Punta Gorda’s residential areas will be undergoing paving work through Dec. 20.

Residents should expect to see detours and an impact on traffic.

Despite the annual influx of seasonal residents this time of year, this time of year is a more efficient time for the city to complete the work, according to City Communications Manager Melissa Reichert.

“The dry season is the most appropriate time to perform construction work as opposed to rainy season,” Reichert said. “Paving in residential areas is less constraining between the holidays as opposed to our primary (traffic) roads this time of year. We strive to impact the public for the least amount of time as possible while performing this quality work.”

Milling and pavement resurfacing is scheduled for the following streets:

Aruba Court from Ryan Boulevard to the cul-de-sac

Padre Island Drive from Carmichael Drive to the cul-de-sac

Roseau Drive from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

Caya Largo Court from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

St. Croix Court from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

Curacao Court from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

Deborah Drive from Bal Harbor Boulevard to the cul-de-sac

Wyatt Circle from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

Charlotte Amalie Court from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

St. David’s Island Court from cul-de-sac to cul-de-sac

Paul Place from Deborah Drive to the cul-de-sac

Bonaire Court from Ryan Boulevard to the cul-de-sac

Socorro Drive from Aqui Esta Drive to the cul-de-sac

Each street will be open to local traffic only. The work is expected to happen on weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

City staff urges motorists driving in the area to drive with extreme caution and be alert for workers in the rights-of-way.

“No more than two streets will have operations occurring at the same time,” Reichert said. “There will be single lane closures while the milling and paving operations are occurring. Temporary delays should be anticipated.”

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