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FDOT to host virtual public preconstruction meeting tomorrow for I-75 and Colonial Improvements

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 18:30:38-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a virtual public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, regarding improvements to I-75 at Colonial Blvd. (SR 884) Interchange and along Colonial Blvd. The public information meeting is being held to provide the public with construction information and answer any questions about the project.

RELATED: Traffic Advisory: Construction starting for I-75 and Colonial Interchange Project

The improvements will enhance access to I-75, as well as improve overall safety, increase capacity, and facilitate emergency evacuation within the County. In addition, the improvements will help serve travel demands created by anticipated countywide population and employment growth.

The improvements will reconfigure the I-75 at Colonial Blvd. Interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). I-75 will also be widened to provide an auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial Blvd. to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and emergency stopping sites at the Colonial Blvd. interchange and the northbound off-ramp at SR 82.

Other improvements along Colonial Blvd. include a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of Six Mile Cypress Pkwy./Ortiz Ave. and a Redirected Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection at the Colonial Blvd./Forum Blvd. intersection.

The contractor is Ajax Industries of Florida, and the construction cost is $52.7 million.

Completion is expected in mid-2024.

The meeting will be held online and will be accessible through the project website at

To attend the online, live question and answer session, please visit the project website anytime from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 to enter the public meeting.

Project information will be available in a virtual meeting room, and participants can attend the live question and answer session. All attendees will be muted. Questions can be entered through the chat function.

Public meeting displays will remain posted on the project website following the meeting.

If you do not have internet access and would like project information mailed to you, please contact Brian Bollas at (813) 262-8499 or via e-mail at

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287, or via email at at least seven (7) days prior to the public meeting.

For more information visit the project website at and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.