The improvements to Corkscrew Road east of I-75 (actually Ben Hill Griffin and East) have been completed. Some Caloosa Rider members rode East on Alico all the way until it curves South into Corkscrew, and then all the way West to Ben Hill Griffin on Sunday, and the improvements have made a real difference in providing safety for the cyclist as well as a smooth surface to ride on. The 6 foot wide shoulders have been marked or designated as a bike lane with signs at each mark. Most of Corkscrew has been divided now, with a grassy median in between and left hand turn lanes. This assists the motorists in exiting their communities and also creates safer travel for them.
We're looking forward to similar improvements to the interchange area with I-75 (Ben Hill Griffin to Three Oaks), which would allow for the southern connection on the University Loop as well as provide a safe link between Ben Hill Griffin and Three Oaks.
Report by Steve Rodgers