Project Updates

Matanzas Bay Bridge Base - Traffic and Landscaping

Lee County is planning improvements to streets, stoplights, traffic flows, and landscaping in the areas at the base of the Matanzas Bay Bridge (north end/downtown area.) Lee County officials briefed Town Council on a couple occasions in 2020, with preliminary designs expected in the first quarter of 2021. Public hearings and the bidding process will follow, with construction expected to begin in 2022. 

Update by Lee County officials to Town Council - October 19, 2020


Estero Boulevard Improvement Project 
Since 2007, the Lee County Department of Transportation and the Town of Fort Myers Beach have been working together to develop plans to reconstruct Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Big Carlos Pass. Two major goals of this project include improving safety for ALL users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians), and improving drainage on Estero Boulevard. 

Find current updates on a website specifically devoted to this project here.


Waterline Replacement Project 
The reFRESH waterlines program is a replacement of existing water mains with a new, more efficient water main system that began in 2014 and is ongoing.

 Phase 1 of the program includes streets in the Basin Based Neighborhood, Bay Beach Lane, and Laguna Shores. The project also improves the stormwater system on some Basin Based Neighborhood streets. The reFRESH waterlines team is coordinating with Lee County Utilities to replace sanitary sewer in some areas of the project. Future phases of the reFRESH waterlines program will replace existing water main in other beach neighborhoods. 

Find current updates on a website specifically devoted to this project here.