Monday, April 4, 2016

Construction of Lee MPO's TIGER Grant Complete Streets Initiative well underway

The Lee MPO TIGER Complete Streets Initiative grant awarded in 2013, is finally beginning to take shape on the ground. If you've been biking, walking or driving in certain areas of the county you may have come across some of these new biking and walking facilities.  Overall, the project is adding 12.6 miles of new bike lanes, shared-use pathways and sidewalks to fill gaps in the county's bike/ped network, making it safer and more enjoyable for all users. 
The Lee MPO has a webpage to provide information to the public about the project and its progress.  Now that several segments of the project have been completed or are nearing completion, narrative updates, complete with photos and project information for each of the three project segments have been posted on the website. Check out what's happening, bookmark this website, and provide us with your feedback ( about the new facilities you've noticed or experienced. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

TIGER grant map
Check out these links with new information about the project's status:

 Lee MPO's Lee County Complete Streets Initiative website

Project by Project Updates:
Before photo of Lee Blvd.
  Bi-County Connector
After photo of Lee Blvd. with new sidewalks

New bike lanes on Corkscrew by Miromar

University Loop
Every segment has this type project info
FGCU segment will get underway this summer.

 Tour de Parks
The new bike lanes on Six Mile Cypress to Daniels Parkway have been completed, and the new path along Colonial Blvd. from Veronica Shoemaker to Ortiz has begun construction.
Path construction along Colonial

New bike lane on Six Mile Cypress
 Construction Updates (which includes videos)

 Complete Streets Initiative Frequently Asked Questions

Report by Darla Letourneau

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