Friday, October 11, 2013

CCSO: Safety On The Roads No.1 Priority During Beach Widening Project

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with Collier County government and sand haulers to ensure safety on the roads during the beach widening project set to start early next week.
Dump trucks are expected to travel from Stewart Mining Industries, north of Immokalee, to deliver sand to Vanderbilt and Pelican Bay beaches in North Naples and to Park Shore and Lowdermilk Park beaches in the City of Naples.
The route plan takes trucks west from Immokalee on State Road 82, then west on Corkscrew Road to Interstate 75. Once in Collier, trucks would exit the interstate at Immokalee Road and at Golden Gate Parkway on their way to the beach.
Detailed information about the route plan is available on the Collier County government website at Click on “Current Draft Truck Haul Route”.
The work is scheduled to run from dawn to dusk Mondays through Saturdays. Completion is expected in February. County project managers estimate as many as 120 truck trips a day on each of the three beach access points.
CCSO Commercial Motor Vehicle Units Deputies have been performing pre-inspections on trucks to ensure safety compliance. During the operational phase, CCSO CMV members will conduct random roadside inspections. The inspections are being conducted in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation Commercial Motor Vehicle specifications. 

Once the project is underway, the county will make recorded updates available at 239.252.2996, and a toll-free number, 855.456.4792, will be available 24 hours per day to obtain information or ask questions.

Cpl. Tom Mullen conducts a pre-inspection on a sand haul truck. Photo by Cpl. Efrain Hernandez/CCSO