reFRESH Estero

Estero Boulevard Segment 1- from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 1

Right-of-Way (ROW) in Segment 1 is very limited, generally no more than 50 feet wide and the improvements will require the use of the entire ROW.  Below is a look at the future Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane.

Two major goals of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard Project include improving safety for all users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians) and improving drainage on Estero Boulevard.

 

Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction marked with bicycle “sharrows” for shared use by bicyclists and motorists.  This is due to the limited right-of-way.
  • 11-foot center turn lane
  • 9-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road

Estero Boulevard Segment 1- from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 1

reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began construction in November 2015 to improve Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street south to near Lovers Lane.  Lee County improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects, and relocation of existing utilities including FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains.  Construction of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard project for Segment 1 is expected to be completed at the end of March 2017.

 

In February 2016, the Town of Fort Myers Beach reFRESH Waterlines crews completed installing new waterlines along Estero Boulevard from Times Square to just south of Lovers Lane.  TECO gas crews also installed a gas line adjacent to the water main. The reFRESH Waterlines and Estero Boulevard Improvements teams are coordinating to build these projects.

A view of completed section of Estero Boulevard

Estero Boulevard Segment 2 - from Lovers Lane to Strandview Ave

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 2

 

In September 2016, reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began staking and clearing the ROW to expedite sanitary sewer force main installation (bay side) in Segment 2 of Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue.  In October 2016, the Town’s reFRESH Waterlines crews began installing water main (beach side) from Lovers Lane to Madera Road.  More information about the Waterlines project can be found on the reFRESH Waterlines tab.

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 2

Roadway improvements for Segment 2 are expected to start in April 2017.   Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to near Madera Road will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction as well as a center turn lane
  • 5-foot wide designated bicycle lanes in each direction
  • 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road
  • a green space that separates the roadway from the sidewalk

Design plans for some trolley stops incorporate travel lane shifts that will allow vehicles to pass stopped trolleys and continue traveling along the boulevard.  In these areas, there will not be a center turn lane.  The wider ROW (an additional 15 feet) in this segment allows for the 5-foot designated bicycle lanes and a small green space on each side of the boulevard.

 

Lee County improvements in Segment 2 include sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects.  FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains will be relocated in Segment 2 as they were in Segment 1.

Work Schedule

Crews typically work during the daytime between the hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Some night and weekend work may be necessary.  Motorists should expect changes to traffic patterns with possible intermittent lane closures.

 

The goal of both Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach is to minimize interruptions during peak season as much as possible; however, construction of this project will be year-round.

Other Work on Estero Boulevard

Florida Power & Light’s Strengthening Project will improve reliability and relocate utility poles and overhead power lines to the edge of the right-of-way.  This is part of an ongoing planned project that will maximize the sidewalk width available for pedestrians and for bicyclists that choose not to ride in the roadway.

 

Lee County Department of Transportation continues to work with LeeTran to improve trolley stop and crosswalk locations.  At some trolley stops, design plans incorporate travel lane shifts that allow vehicles to continue past stopped trolleys.  Street lighting at crosswalks will be improved.  Landscaping opportunities in the first segment will be limited due to the narrow ROW, but will be included where space is available.

 

 

reFRESH Fort Myers Beach 2017

Estero Boulevard Segment 1- from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 1

Right-of-Way (ROW) in Segment 1 is very limited, generally no more than 50 feet wide and the improvements will require the use of the entire ROW.  Below is a look at the future Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane.

Two major goals of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard Project include improving safety for all users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians) and improving drainage on Estero Boulevard.

 

Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction marked with bicycle “sharrows” for shared use by bicyclists and motorists.  This is due to the limited right-of-way.
  • 11-foot center turn lane
  • 9-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road

Estero Boulevard Segment 1-

from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 1

reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began construction in November 2015 to improve Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street south to near Lovers Lane.  Lee County improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects, and relocation of existing utilities including FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains.  Construction of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard project for Segment 1 is expected to be completed at the end of March 2017.

 

In February 2016, the Town of Fort Myers Beach reFRESH Waterlines crews completed installing new waterlines along Estero Boulevard from Times Square to just south of Lovers Lane.  TECO gas crews also installed a gas line adjacent to the water main. The reFRESH Waterlines and Estero Boulevard Improvements teams are coordinating to build these projects.

A view of completed section of Estero Boulevard

Estero Boulevard Segment 2 -

from Lovers Lane to Strandview Ave

 

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 2

In September 2016, reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began staking and clearing the ROW to expedite sanitary sewer force main installation (bay side) in Segment 2 of Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue.  In October 2016, the Town’s reFRESH Waterlines crews began installing water main (beach side) from Lovers Lane to Madera Road.  More information about the Waterlines project can be found on the reFRESH Waterlines tab.

 

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 2

Roadway improvements for Segment 2 are expected to start in April 2017.   Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to near Madera Road will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction as well as a center turn lane
  • 5-foot wide designated bicycle lanes in each direction
  • 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road
  • a green space that separates the roadway from the sidewalk

Design plans for some trolley stops incorporate travel lane shifts that will allow vehicles to pass stopped trolleys and continue traveling along the boulevard.  In these areas, there will not be a center turn lane.  The wider ROW (an additional 15 feet) in this segment allows for the 5-foot designated bicycle lanes and a small green space on each side of the boulevard.

 

Lee County improvements in Segment 2 include sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects.  FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains will be relocated in Segment 2 as they were in Segment 1.

Work Schedule

Crews typically work during the daytime between the hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Some night and weekend work may be necessary.  Motorists should expect changes to traffic patterns with possible intermittent lane closures.

 

The goal of both Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach is to minimize interruptions during peak season as much as possible; however, construction of this project will be year-round.

 

Other Work on Estero Boulevard

Florida Power & Light’s Strengthening Project will improve reliability and relocate utility poles and overhead power lines to the edge of the right-of-way.  This is part of an ongoing planned project that will maximize the sidewalk width available for pedestrians and for bicyclists that choose not to ride in the roadway.

 

Lee County Department of Transportation continues to work with LeeTran to improve trolley stop and crosswalk locations.  At some trolley stops, design plans incorporate travel lane shifts that allow vehicles to continue past stopped trolleys.  Street lighting at crosswalks will be improved.  Landscaping opportunities in the first segment will be limited due to the narrow ROW, but will be included where space is available.

reFRESH Estero

Estero Boulevard Segment 1-

from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 1

Estero Boulevard Segment 1- from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 1

Right-of-Way (ROW) in Segment 1 is very limited, generally no more than 50 feet wide and the improvements will require the use of the entire ROW.  Below is a look at the future Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane.

Two major goals of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard Project include improving safety for all users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians) and improving drainage on Estero Boulevard.

 

Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction marked with bicycle “sharrows” for shared use by bicyclists and motorists.  This is due to the limited right-of-way.
  • 11-foot center turn lane
  • 9-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road

reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began construction in November 2015 to improve Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street south to near Lovers Lane.  Lee County improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects, and relocation of existing utilities including FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains.  Construction of Lee County’s reFRESH Estero Boulevard project for Segment 1 is expected to be completed at the end of March 2017.

 

In February 2016, the Town of Fort Myers Beach reFRESH Waterlines crews completed installing new waterlines along Estero Boulevard from Times Square to just south of Lovers Lane.  TECO gas crews also installed a gas line adjacent to the water main. The reFRESH Waterlines and Estero Boulevard Improvements teams are coordinating to build these projects.

A view of completed section of Estero Boulevard

Estero Boulevard Segment 2 -

from Lovers Lane to Strandview Ave

 

About the reFRESH Estero Boulevard - Segment 2

In September 2016, reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews began staking and clearing the ROW to expedite sanitary sewer force main installation (bay side) in Segment 2 of Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue.  In October 2016, the Town’s reFRESH Waterlines crews began installing water main (beach side) from Lovers Lane to Madera Road.  More information about the Waterlines project can be found on the reFRESH Waterlines tab.

 

reFRESH Estero Boulevard’s new look – Segment 2

Roadway improvements for Segment 2 are expected to start in April 2017.   Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Lovers Lane to near Madera Road will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction as well as a center turn lane
  • 5-foot wide designated bicycle lanes in each direction
  • 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the road
  • a green space that separates the roadway from the sidewalk

Design plans for some trolley stops incorporate travel lane shifts that will allow vehicles to pass stopped trolleys and continue travelling along the boulevard.  In these areas, there will not be a center turn lane.  The wider ROW (an additional 15 feet) in this segment allows for the 5-foot designated bicycle lanes and a small green space on each side of the boulevard.

 

Lee County improvements in Segment 2 include sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects.  FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains will be relocated in Segment 2 as they were in Segment 1.

Work Schedule

Crews typically work during the daytime between the hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Some night and weekend work may be necessary.  Motorists should expect changes to traffic patterns with possible intermittent lane closures.

 

The goal of both Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach is to minimize interruptions during peak season as much as possible; however, construction of this project will be year-round.

 

Other Work on Estero Boulevard

Florida Power & Light’s Strengthening Project will improve reliability and relocate utility poles and overhead power lines to the edge of the right-of-way.  This is part of an ongoing planned project that will maximize the sidewalk width available for pedestrians and for bicyclists that choose not to ride in the roadway.

 

Lee County Department of Transportation continues to work with LeeTran to improve trolley stop and crosswalk locations.  At some trolley stops, design plans incorporate travel lane shifts that allow vehicles to continue past stopped trolleys.  Street lighting at crosswalks will be improved.  Landscaping opportunities in the first segment will be limited due to the narrow ROW, but will be included where space is available.