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Lee Commissioners move forward with multiple actions on Tuesday

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 13:56:04-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla — The Lee County Board of County Commissioners decided on a couple of actions during their meeting on Tuesday.

Commissioners approved plans to add sidewalks along sections of Tice Street and Hancock Bridge Parkway.

It was a part of the Board’s commitment to pedestrian access and safety.

They approved construction engineering and inspection services for sidewalk improvements on the north side of Hancock Bridge Parkway from Moody Road to US 41.

Officials say the contract is with HighSpans Engineering, Inc., for $158,000.

Construction for that project is expected to begin in January, and the total estimated cost of the project is about $1.8 million.

The sidewalk and drainage improvements were also approved for the south side of Tice Street from New York Avenue to Ortiz Avenue.

Officials say the contract is with Fort Myers-based David Douglas Associates Inc. for $254,839.

Construction for the project is expected to begin in summer 2022.

They say the total estimated cost of the project is about $1.8 million.

Commissioners also voted to pursue the purchase of two parcels.

It would total 27 acres in Cape Coral and southern Lee County.

Officials say the parcels are about 22 acres in Cape Coral.

It stretches along with Yellow Fever and Hancock creeks, south of NE Pine Island Road and north of Pondella Road near Lee County’s Judd Park.

There's also one about acres in southeast Lee County, considered an infill parcel for the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed.

Officials say they were recommended by the Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee.

Lee Commissioners also voted to accept a $180,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to develop trailhead facilities.

It would be developed at the southern end of John Yarbrough Linear Park.

Officials say the facilities would be built on 1.4 acres of a roughly 7-acre parcel.

It is located off Ben C. Pratt /Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

They say the planned facilities will include paved parking with ADA-compliant parking, restrooms, picnic pavilions, among other things.

Construction will begin in February and take five months.

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Commissioners approve contract for water quality project in Lee County

Commissioners accept $2.67 million federal grant for homeless-prevention programs in Lee County