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County Commissioners approve change order to Sanibel Causeway project

Posted at 8:10 AM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 10:55:20-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — An important gateway to Sanibel Island will be undergoing a few design changes.

This morning, Lee County Commissioners unanimously approved a change order to the Sanibel Causeway Shoreline Stabilization Project. It’s a project five years in the making.

Changes include having bike lanes run between islands A and B along with road improvements to turn lanes, milling and resurfacing, as well as restriping.

The project dates back to April 2017, when the board approved an initial design contract for island B. In December 2020, designs for improvements on island A were approved. There are, however, no improvements proposed for the bridges.

These changes will add an additional cost of a little more than $243,000. Bringing the new contract total to more than $1.3 million. This portion of the design will be funded through LDOT, along with the tourist development beach capital improvement funds.

The project is scheduled to be done by December 2024.