Kudos to the Lee County School District and the City of Cape Coral for working cooperatively to address some of the sidewalk gaps between the Mariner High School, the North Cape library, and the Mariner Middle School. This is just one segment (the high school) of the gaps in the area, but it's great to see the beginning of the process to fill these gaps to make it safer for students and other residents to walk between these three important public facilities.
News Press story: The City will begin installing new sidewalks at Mariner High School beginning Monday, March 5. The City’s sidewalk crew will be moving equipment, cones and barricades to the site in the afternoon, and excavation will start Tuesday morning. The right lanes on northbound Chiquita Boulevard and eastbound Tropicana Parkway will be closed at different times during the construction. The project will take four to six weeks.
Students and teachers at Mariner High School need to drive with caution when traveling through the work zone especially during drop-off and pick-up times. As a reminder, traffic fines are doubled if a driver is ticketed within a work zone.
This sidewalk project is being completed through an agreement between the City of Cape Coral and Lee County School District. The City’s sidewalk crew is doing the work, and the cost of the project (est. $100,000) is being paid by the School District.