I-75 reopens in Naples after brush fire

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 02:44:32-05

Collier County – I-75 Update 3/8/17 at 6:45 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is in the process of reopening all lanes of I75 from the 101 mile marker through the 80 mile marker. Visibility has improved along the problematic areas of the 101 mile marker to the 96 mile marker, however FHP will remain on site through the night to continually assess visibility conditions. Should visibility worsen as the night progresses, FHP will reclose I75 from Exit 101 to Exit 80 again.

FHP encourages all motorists to drive with caution and to drive with headlights on. FHP will provide updates in regards to roadway conditions as needed.

Collier County – I-75 Update 3/8/17 at 5:15 am

The Florida Highway Patrol continues to monitor conditions on I75 in Collier County. Due to visibility concerns and the proximity of hot spot fire locations along alligator alley between mile marker 101-96, I75 remains closed from mile Exit 101 (CR 951) to mile marker Exit 80 (SR 29). 

Please find alternate route of travel, if in area expect traffic delays. As a reminder, when visibility is low, please drive slow! 

A portion of Interstate 75 and Alligator Alley is now closed near Naples due to smoke from a nearby brush fire.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 25 miles of Alligator Alley will remain shut down straight through Wednesday. 

Collier County Public Schools will be open and operating on normal schedules on Wednesday. 



Motorists are asked to drive with caution and to leave early for their destination, allowing ample time to safely travel through the prescribed detour routes mentioned below.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone should you need any roadside assistance.



*Eastbound I75 Traffic: Take Exit 101 (County Road 951) to US 41(Tamiami Trail). Turn left onto eastbound US41. Take eastbound US 41 to SR 29. Turn left onto northbound SR 29. Take northbound SR 29 to I75.  Turn right onto the eastbound I75 entrance ramp.

*Westbound I75 Traffic: Take Exit 80 (State Road 29) north for a northern travel destination. For a southern travel destination (Naples).  Take SR 29 to US 41 (Tamiami Trail). Turn right onto  US 41.

PHOTOS: Tuesday's fire at Picayune Strand near Naples