June 5, 2018
FDOT Public Information Meeting for Bayshore Road (State Road 78) Pathway
from Park 78 Drive to State Road 31 in Lee County
Fort Myers, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the proposed pathway improvements along Bayshore Road from Park 78 Drive to State Road 31 in Lee County, Florida.
The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Lee Civic Center, Whaley Hall Building at 11831 Bayshore Road, Fort Myers, FL.
The meeting will be an open house format with a video presentation playing continuously throughout the meeting. There will be no formal presentation. Department staff will be available to discuss the project, to receive public input, and to answer any questions.
This meeting is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to be informed and provide comments concerning the location; conceptual design alternatives; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed project for the Bayshore Road (State Road 78) Pathway. The proposed project will provide a safe, viable non-motorized travel option for commuters and recreational users along the Bayshore Road corridor and the Fort Myers community, improving multimodal accessibility to area destinations while minimizing potential impacts to the natural and human environments. Alternatives being evaluated for this project include either a sidewalk or a shared use path on the north or the south side of Bayshore Road. The No-Build Alternative, which assumes that no pathway will be provided along Bayshore Road through the year 2040, is also an option and will remain a viable alternative throughout the PD&E study.
You can also stay current with the project and share comments with the study team by visiting the Bayshore Pathway web page at www.swflroads.com/bayshorepathway.