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Project Details
Work Type: Widening
Phase: Design
Limits: SR 78 to Horseshoe Road/Lake Babcock Drive
Length: 4.95 miles
Estimated Costs
Construction Cost: $55.4 million

Project Description

On May 26, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved the SR 31 State Environmental Impact Report for SR 31 from SR 78 (Bayshore Road) to Cook Brown Road in Lee and Charlotte Counties. This project has now proceeded to the next phase of development.

Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District (ISD) has entered a progressive design-build contract to implement interim proposed improvements to SR 31 from SR 78 in Lee County to Horseshoe Road/Lake Babcock Drive in Charlotte County. These interim improvements include building a new 4-lane roadway east of the existing SR 31 roadway (in Lee County), transitioning to the existing roadway and widening the existing road to a divided 4-lane section (in Charlotte County). This interim 4-lane road will be expandable to 6-lanes, from SR 78 in Lee County to Cypress Parkway in Charlotte County. Within Lee County, the existing roadway will become an access road. As part of the interim project, roundabouts are proposed at four intersections. Right of way will be acquired for the roadway between SR 78 and CR 78 (North River Road).

Babcock Ranch Community ISD will manage the design-build project, including both the design and construction phases, with FDOT oversight. FDOT will administer right of way acquisition, as well as Construction Engineering Inspection.

Design is ongoing. Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

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Contact Information
Design Project Manager
Chris Mollitor
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