Monday, October 16, the newly constructed sidewalks and crosswalk opened in front of Port Charlotte Middle School on Midway Blvd. for all pedestrians including students. The speed limit is 20mph. Please drive safely.
The contractor will be re-installing traffic control devices and providing general clean up from the storm in anticipation school re-opening Monday, Sept. 18. Once the storm clean-up is complete and traffic control devices are re-established, the contractor will resume regular construction activity.
Notice to all Motorists & Residents Until Further Notice Midway Blvd from Harbor Blvd to Kings Highway is currently under major construction. Charlotte County Project Management has directed immediate action to be taken on this project in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Irma. All non-essential traffic control devices will be removed from the roadway and secured during this storm event. Only mandatory safety devices will remain and secured to protect the general public. Motorists and residents are to use extreme caution while in this vicinity. This area is prone to flooding while the project is still under construction. Please do not use this roadway unless absolutely necessary. Please visit www.AlertCharlotte.com for emergency notifications.
Notice of Pedestrian Temporary Walkways – Midway Blvd. – Port Charlotte Middle School Sidewalks on the south side of Midway Blvd. between Hayworth Rd. and Orlando Blvd. will be closed to through pedestrian traffic effective immediately. Students will be guided along the northerly sidewalk with the assistance of Charlotte County deputies from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students are asked to cross only in the assisted areas located in the vicinity of Hayworth Rd. and Orlando Blvd. The entire length of Alton Rd. may be used also. Pedestrians during all other times will be detoured around adjacent sidewalks in accordance with the posted signage along the detour route.
Thursday, Aug. 10, traffic patterns will change with the OPENING of Hayworth, Alton, and Orlando on the north side of Midway Blvd. With schools starting this week, students will be guided along the sidewalks with the assistance of Charlotte County deputies from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the crossings. Students are asked to cross only in the assisted areas located in the vicinity of Hayworth Rd. and Orlando Blvd. Also, there will be a lane shift for vehicles in front of the school area between Hayworth Rd. and Orlando Blvd. The following intersections of Hayworth, Morley, and west Alton on the south side of Midway will be closed to through traffic. Please see ‘Maps and Detours’ All drivers are asked to drive slowly and carefully in the construction area.
Please be advised that a small section of Hayworth, Alton, and Morley Roads on the south side of Midway Blvd. will be closed to through traffic, and will be detoured using the adjacent roads, effective Wed., August 10. The Hayworth Rd. closure may be accessed by using Conway Blvd., off Midway Blvd., to Katherine Ave. Morley St. and Alton Rd. closures will be detoured by using the eastern portion of Alton Rd. at Midway Blvd. This detour is necessary to construct the roadway returns to Hayworth South, Alton South and Morley South off of Midway Blvd., and is expected to be in effect approximately 3 months. Also tomorrow, traffic flow will change with the opening of Hayworth, Alton, and Orlando at the north side of Midway Blvd.
A short section of Hayworth Rd., will be closed to through traffic, which will be detoured using Page St. and Laramore Ave., effective Monday, July 24. This detour is anticipated to be in effect approximately one month. Travelers are encouraged to choose an alternate route when possible. Mail delivery, emergency services, and access to local residences will be maintained during construction. Please drive carefully.
A short section of Alton Rd. and Orlando Blvd. traffic will be detoured effective Friday, July 7 through Monday, August 7. Alton Rd. and Orlando Blvd., on each side of Port Charlotte Middle School, will be closed for the construction of the new roadways connecting to Midway Blvd. This detour takes advantage of the school closure for the summer. Alton Road and Orlando Blvd traffic in this area will be re-routed with a short detour using Inverness Street and Foot Ave. Travelers are encouraged to choose an alternate route when possible. Mail delivery, emergency services, and access to local residences
Please be advised that Midway Boulevard, in the vicinity of Port Charlotte Middle School between Alton Road and Orlando Boulevard, has re-opened to through traffic, after the installation of a sewer main in front of the school. This work is in conjunction with the Midway Phase II Widening Project. Upon completion, Midway Boulevard will be a four lane roadway with center turn lanes, new sidewalks and a closed drainage system. Construction is projected to be complete in the fall of 2018. More information about this project is available at www.MidwayUpdate.com. Thank you for your patience, and on behalf of the road crew, and everyone, please drive safely.
Due to construction on Midway Blvd., the Postal Service has placed central locations for several areas to pick up mail. Residents will receive a letter with three (3) keys, and directions to their private mailboxes. Mail delivery to these boxes will start on Monday, June 19. According to Julian Montoya, manager of customer service, “The Post Office is providing and paying for the initial 3 keys, if you lose the keys there will be a $25.00 fee to replace them. If you have any questions you can contact any supervisor at the Port Charlotte Annex at 625-2397. Any parcels that you may order will be left in the box or a notice will be left for you to pick up at the Port Charlotte Branch located at Conway and 41. Thank you for your patience.”