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Project Details
Work Type: Safety Project
Phase: Construction
Limits: from Winkler Avenue to South of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Length: 2.5 miles
Construction Cost: $22 million
Start of Current Phase: Late 2018
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2023

Project Description

The Cleveland Avenue (US 41) project incorporates safety and restoration enhancements intended to extend the life of the roadway and drainage systems while improving pedestrian and vehicular safety. The City of Fort Myers and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are working together to improve pedestrian safety as well as roadway and utility improvements on US 41 from Winkler Avenue to south of SR 82. The initial work includes installation of new utilities and drainage structures. Traffic signals and street lights will be upgraded. New pedestrian signals called High-Intensity CrossWalk Beacons, or Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) signals will be installed in five locations along the corridor. The project will be built in three segments as shown on the map below. Single lane closures are permitted any time. The construction team is coordinating with emergency and municipal services, LeeTran and Lee County School Transportation. During construction, the contractor will maintain public services such as mail delivery, garbage/recycle and bus services. Police/Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be notified of road closures and water shut-offs.

Project Improvements

  • Raised median
  • Five mid-block pedestrian crossings with overhead mounted pedestrian traffic control devices
  • New and upgraded signals at select intersections
  • Lighting upgrades
  • New signing and pavement markings


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Construction Project Manager
James Heffelfinger
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