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Alternate Pedestrian Route On Alton

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.

Traffic and Pedestrian Pattern Change with School Re-Opening

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.

Road Closures for Sections of Hayworth, Alton & Morley Effective Aug. 10

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. 

Portion of Hayworth Rd. closed north of Midway

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.

Detour set for Alton Rd. & Orlando Blvd.

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

NOTICE OF ROAD RE-OPENING

 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.   

Mail Delivery at Central Locations Start Monday, June 19 for Construction Areas

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.”

Detour Opening Delayed Due to Inclement Weather

Please be advised that due to inclement weather, the current detour of Midway Boulevard traffic has been extended until the week of June 26.  Midway Boulevard, in the vicinity of Port Charlotte Middle School between Alton Road and Orlando Boulevard, is closed for the installation of a sewer main in front of the school. The installation is delayed due to the heavy rainfall in the area, and the re-opening is dependent on the weather conditions.    This detour takes advantage of the school closure for the summer. Midway traffic in this area is being routed with a short detour using Alton Rd., Foote Avenue and Orlando Blvd. Travelers are encouraged to choose an alternate route when possible. Mail delivery, emergency services, and access to local residences will be maintained during construction.  

Flooding in Construction Area

Due to the heavy rains, portions of the roadway in the construction area are under water. The contractor is diligently working to get the water level lowered. Currently traffic is reduced to one lane. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternative route. The lanes will re-open once the rains slow, and the water level drains. Please drive with caution.  

North Section of Alton Rd. Closed Until Mid-Summer

A short section of Alton Road traffic will be detoured effective Monday, April 17 until mid-summer, in the vicinity of the Port Charlotte Middle School between Foote Ave. and Midway Blvd.  Bus traffic will be allowed to continue to use the bus loop via the detour route. The sidewalk in front of the Middle School will be closed and all pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the south sidewalk with crossings at Hayworth Rd. and Orlando Blvd. Students will be guided along the southerly 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.  Pedestrians during all other times will be detoured around adjacent sidewalks in accordance with the posted signage along the detour route.