Traffic Week: 9 significant Lee County road projects underway or starting in 2024

Note to readers: The News-Press and Naples Daily News are producing a series of stories about traffic in Southwest Florida. We are calling our special coverage “Traffic Week” and today we are breaking down the most significant road projects for Lee County in 2024.

Lee County’s nine significant DOT projects in design or construction phase for 2024

Note: This list does not include Florida Department of Transportation projects like the I-75/Colonial Diverging Diamond and the Sanibel Causeway.

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Designs of the Alternative 1 for the Cape Coral Bridge Project.

Designs of the Alternative 1 for the Cape Coral Bridge Project.

  • THREE OAKS PARKWAY NORTH

Roberto Hernandez hangs a "No Fishing" sign on the new Big Carlos Pass Bridge on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of the new bridge is complete, but the bridge will be closed to fishing starting July 23. The estimated completion date is summer 2026.

Roberto Hernandez hangs a “No Fishing” sign on the new Big Carlos Pass Bridge on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, on the south end of Fort Myers Beach. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of the new bridge is complete, but the bridge will be closed to fishing starting July 23. The estimated completion date is summer 2026.

  • BIG CARLOS PASS BRIDGE

  • CORKSCREW ROAD

Traffic moves along Burnt Store road in Cape Coral on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Traffic moves along Burnt Store road in Cape Coral on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

  • BURNT STORE ROAD

    • Originally a three-phase project to widen Burnt Store Road from Pine Island Road to the Charlotte County Line Project widens the two-lane Burnt Store Road to a four-lane divided limited access super street. Phases I and II were recently completed from Pine Island Road to Van Buren Street. Preliminary Engineering is underway for Phase III from Van Buren Street to the Charlotte County Line by FDOT with 60% roadway design completion scheduled this year

Additional Lee County road projects of note

  • MIDPOINT BRIDGE WIDENING

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