Lee County is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting for the completion of the Estero Boulevard improvement project at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at Charley’s Boat House Grill parking lot, 6241 Estero Boulevard.
The ceremony will feature brief remarks by the Lee County Commissioners, Town Mayor Ray Murphy, and other officials.
The $80 million project was started in 2015 to improve all six miles of Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Improvements include:
- Sidewalks on both sides of Estero Boulevard for the entire length
- Center turn lanes along much of the corridor
- Trolley pull-offs and stops
- On-road bike lanes from Red Coconut RV Park to the south end of the island
- Safety improvements at crosswalks
- Improved drainage
Attendees who live or work on Fort Myers Beach are encouraged to bicycle or walk to the ribbon-cutting. Attendees can also use LeeTran, which has departures from the Bowditch area hourly beginning at 6:32 a.m. Service times may be impacted by traffic.
To attend the ceremony virtually visit: www.facebook.com/leecountyflbocc
to watch on Facebook live.
For more information about the project and the event, visit: https://refreshfmbeach.com/.
For more information about Lee County Department of Transportation, visit: www.leegov.com/dot.