Other proposed Estero Boulevard improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, designated bike lanes, trolley stops, and drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard with connections to the Town drainage projects.
The existing northbound right-turn lanes at the south entrance to Santini Marina Plaza and at Bay Beach Lane will be rebuilt at their existing locations.
Pull-off areas will be provided at four bus stops where busses can pull out of the travel lane to drop off and pick up riders. Pull-off bus stops will be provided in the following locations:
- Gulf side locations:
- Pointe Estero Beach Resort
- Creciente Condominiums
- Bay side locations:
- Santini Marina Plaza
- North of Estrellita Drive
ROW widths within these segments allow for wider sidewalks and larger green space areas. With the combination of roadway changes, buffers between the roadway, wider sidewalks and several relatively low-lying properties, there may be locations with sizeable elevation changes between the ROW and adjacent properties. In this situation, a retaining wall will be constructed at the ROW line and a pedestrian safety rail installed on top of the wall. At some locations, walls may be avoided if property owners agree to provide slope easements to the County. Pedestrian safety rails will also be required where drainage structures, located at the back of the sidewalk, will collect off-site stormwater.