Published: Nov 06, 2013 12:58 PM EST
Updated: Nov 06, 2013 5:22 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Drivers near Briarcliff Road and Michael G. Rippe Parkway can expect construction on a long-awaited traffic signal to be complete before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, crews will install the signal arms at the intersection. Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures in the area throughout the day. An FDOT spokesperson tells WINK News crews will also have to install pedestrian signals and the signal control box.

Neighbors have been fighting for a signal in that area, citing dangerous road conditions.

Within the first 24 hours of the opening of the extension of Metro Parkway, the intersection with Briarcliff Road saw at least one serious accident and dozens of traffic citations and warnings.

It is unclear when the signal will be fully operational.