Estero Blvd - Segment 6 Details

Segment 6: Bay Beach Lane to End of the Island

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The proposed Estero Boulevard roadway and drainage design will consist of a crowned roadway with curb and gutter leading to an enclosed drainage system. This design is different than the previous inverted crown roadway design with the center lane drainage system that exists in Segments 1 through 4. The right-of-way (ROW) in Segment 5 is generally 80 feet wide.

Reconstructed Estero Boulevard from Albatross Street to the south end of the island will generally provide:

  • 10-foot travel lanes in each direction as well as an 11-foot center turn lane
  • An 8-foot concrete sidewalk on the beach side of the road and a 6- to 8-foot varying sidewalk on the bay side of the road
  • 5-foot wide designated bicycle lanes in each direction
  • A green space will provide a buffer between the roadway and the front of the sidewalks. Also, there will be green space typically between 5.5 to 7.5 feet from the back of sidewalk to the ROW line.
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Segment 6 Rendering

Bay Beach Lane to End of the Island

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Segment 5 & 6 Diagram

Albatross Street to Estrellita Drive

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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.

Roll Plot

Click here for a larger view of the Segment 6 (Bay Beach Lane to End of the Island) Roll Plot.

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Progress Status: In Progress

Construction for the Town’s water main installation within Segments 5 & 6 began in October 2019. Estero Boulevard crews are expected to begin work this summer 2020 from Albatross Street to the south end of the island. This fall 2020, Waterlines crews are expected to complete installation of water mains on the gulf and bay sides of Estero Boulevard within this segment. Roadway improvements from Albatross Street to the end of the island will follow Segment 4 with connections to the Town’s new outfalls and installation of new County outfalls expected to be the first construction activities. Above are renderings of the new Estero Boulevard from Albatross Street to Bay Beach Lane along with diagrams of the new road and sidewalk layouts.

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