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Governor DeSantis: Convoy of emergency vehicles uses temporary Sanibel Causeway

Expected to be open to residents on October 21, 2022
Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-12 05:11:06-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis says a convoy of emergency vehicles crossed the temporary Sanibel Causeway on Tuesday afternoon to begin repairs on Sanibel Island.

The temporary repairs to the bridge will allow over 200 bucket trucks, and 150 line and pickup trucks towing 50 trailers and 2 tractor trailers to move onto the island.

This also clears the way for additional first responders to cross the bridge and aid in recovery efforts while final road repairs are underway.

This includes crews from across the state, Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), Florida Power and Light, and members of the Florida Electric Cooperative Association.

He directed FDOT to prioritize repairs to the Sanibel Causeway on October 4, 2022.

During the press conference today he said the Sanibel Causeway is expected to be open to civilians on October 21st.

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