Edgewater Drive Oct 2016 Update
A temporary traffic pattern change will be in effect between Midway Boulevard and Lake View Boulevard for isolated work in the coming weeks, including the completion of curb construction beginning Monday, Sept. 26. At that time, Edgewater Drive will be converted to a normal divided roadway configuration open to local traffic only. Motorists are asked to use caution and observe all traffic striping and signage. Access for residents will be via Midway Boulevard and Lake View Boulevard using the new Lake View roundabout.
As a result of recent weather delays, the Port Charlotte Boulevard and Edgewater Drive intersection closure continues.
Local motorists are also asked to be aware of the adjusted traffic pattern near the intersection of Edgewater Drive and South Waterway Drive NW near the Sunrise Park entrance.
The westbound lane of W. Tarpon Boulevard is closed temporarily, due to a water main relocation as part of the Parkside Redevelopment project. This lane closure is intermittent and will be opened after 5:30 p.m. Traffic is being detoured north and south on Port Charlotte Boulevard.
Road restoration will take place as soon as possible after the utility work is completed. The Utilities Department advises motorists to use caution while driving near the affected area.
CC-TV’s GoEP2 Spring 2016 update video highlights progress – above ground and below — on the Edgewater Drive Phase II Improvements Project.
The intersection of Lake View Boulevard and Edgewater Drive remains closed until further notice.
Understanding & Using Roundabouts – learn more about navigating this new traffic pattern at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Midway Boulevard.
Edgewater Drive remains closed to through traffic from Midway Boulevard to Harbor Boulevard.
Altoona Street remains closed from Edgewater Dr. to Webster Ave. until further notice.
Edgewater Drive closed to thru traffic. Local traffic only, including resident access, mail, school buses, resident deliveries and emergency services. Please check detour map for access routes.
West Spring Lake Bridge, East Spring Lake Bridge and Sunrise Waterway Bridges are closed to vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Lauzon Street is closed from Sheeley Street to Lakeview Avenue for the duration of project.
The intersection of Edgewater Drive and Harbor Boulevard was transitioned from a traffic signal to a four-way stop. Motorists are asked to use caution and obey signage while traveling through the area.The final build-out will include new mast arms, traffic signals and pedestrian facilities.
Spring 2017: Scheduled completion.
Thomas Marine Construction will replace and widen three bridges along the Edgewater Driver Corridor in Port Charlotte across the East Spring Lake, West Spring Lake and Sunrise Waterway. The contractor anticipates leaving one of the spans open at all times for marine traffic. Any channel restrictions or temporary closures will be coordinated with the Coast Guard and published in the Local Notice to Mariners.
Sunrise Park is reopened.
Through Friday, Sept. 2, the eastern portion of the Spring Lake Park boat ramp parking lot will be temporarily closed. Access to the boat ramp will remain open.
East and west entrances to Spring Lake Park off Edgewater Drive are closed until completion of Spring Lake Bridge construction.
Sunrise Park remains open as intermittent construction work continues in area. Motorists, please use caution and obey traffic controls.
Beginning Jan. 18: To gain entry to Spring Lake Park and its boat ramp, follow the detour and signage from the park lot at Lake View Boulevard at Webster Avenue NW.
Trailer parking is free at the Spring Lake Park boat ramp for the duration of the project. Drivers: please use caution entering and exiting Boat Ramp.