Ron DeSantis Completes Pine Isle FL Bridge Repairs In 3 Days

Ron DeSantis completes Pine Isle FL bridge repairs in 3 days. On Sunday, Governor DeSantis directed FDOT to work with Lee County to expedite work and complete repairs of the sunshine state’s Pine Isle bridge by Saturday, October 8. Work began on Monday and FDOT crews worked hard to finish the repairs in monumental timing in less than three days. That’s how we do it down south in the Sunshine State!

A temporary bridge restoring access to Pine Island has been opened to the public Wednesday afternoon, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis also announced that the Florida DOT has been given the green light to immediately begin repairs on the Sanibel Causeway.

FlGov reports: Access was Restored to Pine Island in less than three days. Today, Governor Ron DeSantis along with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary, Jared W. Perdue, announced the early completion of emergency road and bridge repairs for Pine Island. On Sunday, Governor DeSantis directed FDOT to work with Lee County to expedite work and complete repairs by 10/08/22. Work began on Monday and FDOT crews worked hard to finish the repairs in record time.

Pine Isle FL Bridge
Pine Isle FL Bridge reopens on 10/05/22. Image credit, Transport Times

Within 24 hours after I asked FDOT to get involved, we had more than 130 trucks rolling in and crews got to work said, Governor Ron DeSantis. We made it a priority and we didn’t just get it done and we got it done quick. I want to thank the dedicated FDOT crews for working around the clock to restore the community’s access to Pine Island. Hundreds of loads of sand and rock, various pieces of heavy equipment, and dedicated crew members have literally helped pave the way to recovery for this community. The Department was honored to be called to help support Florida’s communities in their greatest time of need,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. We are proud to have worked alongside our partners, Lee County, and deliver on our promise of reconnecting this community quickly.

Pine Isle FL Bridge
Pine Isle FL Bridge damaged section by hurricane Ian. Image credit, Twitter

Hurricane Ian completely devasted the area and cut off access from the mainland to this barrier island, which prevented necessary services and supplies from being driven directly into the community. FDOT and Lee County expedited emergency repairs to the road and bridges that provide motorists access to Pine Island. With construction complete, emergency personnel, utility trucks, and FDOT’s Cut and Toss crews now have access to make the island safe and secure for the 9,000 residents of Pine Isle.

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