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Estero Boulevard project to get rest this weekend

By Staff | Jul 3, 2020

Motorists will get a brief reprieve from the ongoing road construction on Estero Boulevard July 3 and July 4, when contractors will get some time off for the holiday, according to Cella Molnar and Associates, the public relations firm handling the release of public information about the project.

According to the public relations firm, the project is currently in phase 4. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved $18.9 million in funding for phases 5 and 6 last month with an estimated completion time for the end of 2021. In April, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a $632,466.82 contract with Cella Molnar and Associates for public information and outreach on the Estero Boulevard road project. This is a supplemental agreement to a $369,535 contract the county awarded the firm in 2017 for public information and outreach for the project.

Among the other updates provided by the firm on the Estero Boulevard project are:

Publix to Lazy Way – the center lane is closed for paver brick work.

Lazy Way to north of Aberdeen Avenue – Southbound traffic is shifted to the center lane while crews remove temporary asphalt, install conduit and curb and rebuild the roadway on the beach side.

North of Aberdeen Avenue to Flamingo Street – The center lane is closed for storm drain installation.

Barrels separate the northbound and southbound lanes.

Motorists should expect to make U-turns when accessing properties on the opposite side of the road.

Motorists exiting side streets and driveways from north of Aberdeen Avenue to Flamingo Street must

make right turns onto Estero Boulevard and then make a U-turn.

Flamingo Street to Albatross Street North and southbound traffic is shifted to the beach side while crews install storm drainage, conduit, and rebuild the roadway on the bay side.

Contractors for the Town of Fort Myers Beach are installing storm drainage on the following side streets: Redfish Road, Lagoon Road, Tarpon Road, Buccaneer Drive and Lenell Road.