CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Traffic Alert: Afternoon Traffic Crash Will Affect Morning Commute
(May 8, 2014)- A traffic crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon will have lasting effects on the Thursday morning commute.
Cape Coral Police Department worked a traffic crash involving a school bus around 5:30 PM Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at the intersection of Chiquita Boulevard and Pine Island Road. While there were no injuries, the crash did cause substantial damage to the traffic light control box, knocking out the traffic signal at that intersection.
Officers have been directing traffic at that intersection since the crash occurred. At this time, due to the extent of the damage to the signal equipment, there is no estimate as to when the signal repair will be complete. Temporary modifications to the intersection have been made that will affect traffic flow during the morning commute. Those changes are:
- Northbound Chiquita is blocked off and is being detoured at SW 4th Street.
- Southbound Chiquita is blocked off and is being detoured at SW 6th Terrace.
- East and Westbound Pine Island Rd. are open, but there are temporary stop signs in place at the intersection of Chiquita Boulevard.
The Cape Coral Police Department urges commuters who normally pass through the intersection to seek an alternate route.
When we are able to provide additional information regarding the signal repair, we will post an update.