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Lee County Department of Transportation invites people to public meeting on widening of Ortiz Avenue project

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 09:50:18-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lee County Department of Transportation is inviting the public to participate in the Ortiz Avenue Widening Project public meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 29, at the Hyatt Place at the Forum, 2600 Champion Ring Road, Fort Myers.

Lee County DOT plans on widening Ortiz Avenue from Colonial Boulevard to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from two to four lanes. Additionally, Ortiz Avenue serves as a relief road to Interstate 75 during periods of heavy congestion.

Project schedule

The project will accommodate future widening to six lanes.

The project ties into the planned roadway section at Colonial Boulevard and the existing roadway section at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. This project will also tie into the newly constructed Hanson Street roundabout. The project includes 7-foot-wide bicycle lanes, a 10-foot-wide trail on the west side of the road, a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the east side of the road, and lighting throughout the corridor.

The meeting provides an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project design.

Posters, handouts, and comment forms will be on display.

The public meeting is an open house format; people can come at any time between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Lee County staff will be available to answer questions. Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be observed.

For more information on the project, click here.

People can submit comments on the website.