Light repairs coming to S.S Jolley Bridge in Collier County

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A bridge that leads to a Collier County city has been pitch black at night for almost two years. Lights along the arterial road were damaged by Hurricane Irma. But officials said repairs will begin next week.

Florida Department of Transportation will begin to fix lights on S.S. Jolley Bridge that connects Marco Island to the mainland Monday.

FDOT will use $600,000 received from Lee, Collier, Highlands and Polk counties to fund the repairs.

The time it took to get the repairs started was due to FDOT receiving confirmation it would be reimbursed by the federal government.

Two other hurricanes hit around the same time, so other areas also made request, making it hard to get equipment.

And FDOT said fixing traffic signals are more urgent than repairing lights from the bridge, since cars also have headlights.

During repairs on the bridge, there will be road shoulder closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Thursday.

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