Published: Mar 24, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Construction has begun on the four-lane expansion of Burnt Store Road Phase 3 from the Lee County Line to north of Zemel Road.

Expect to see construction warning signs going up, survey work, installation of the two-foot high erosion control black plastic screens along the right-of-ways, removal of all obstruction within the right-of-way, including trees, shrubs, brush, buildings, landscaping, signs, etc.

Soon after the rights-of-ways are cleared, the contractor will start to install all the new utility lines along the east side of the new roadway.

During the construction period there will be heavy equipment, construction vehicles, supplies, workers and other construction activities adjacent to the traffic on Burnt Store Road.

Some of the activities will require blocking of traffic for short periods of time. Travelers are urged to drive with caution in this area.

During construction County staff will provide project status updates and post public service announcements periodically, please visit and click Project Status Updates in the Popular Links on the left.