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Project Details
Work Type: Master Plan
Phase: Completed
Limits: Burnt Store Road to US 41 (MP 5.479 to MP 14.730)
Length: 9.2 miles

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING – In-Person: Thursday, June 22, 2023, and Virtual: Thursday, June 29, 2023

FDOT invites you to an upcoming public meeting. Based on input gathered during earlier phases of this project, FDOT has created a proposed Corridor Vision Plan for SR 78 (Pine Island Road). The proposed plan outlines goals and potential strategies to guide transportation and land use decisions by the City of Cape Coral, Lee County, and Lee County MPO over the next 50 years. The purpose of this public meeting is to solicit feedback regarding the Proposed Corridor Vision Plan. Your input will help us determine if the current plan reflects community desires.

Read the Public Involvement section below for all information.

Public Involvement


Here are the ways you can participate in the upcoming meeting. Materials will be the same at all events, so attending every event is unnecessary.

June 15, 2023, Meeting Materials Posted

Beginning June 15, 2023, materials will be listed below in the Project Documents box. You will be able to submit comments online if you are unable to attend a live event.

June 22, 2023, In-Person Option

Cape Coral Technical College

360 Santa Barbara Blvd N, Cape Coral, FL 33993

5 – 7 p.m. open house

View meeting materials, talk to the project team, and submit comments.

June 29, 2023, Live Online Option - (Advanced registration required)

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.https://bit.ly/41giOhj

You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Review the materials online prior to the event. Participate in an online presentation and live question and answer session with the project team.

How to submit comments

You may submit comments in the following ways

·       During the live in-person event

·       Online through the project website

·       (https://www.swflroads.com/project/442083-1)

·       Email the Project Manager, Tanya Merkle (tanya.merkle@dot.state.fl.us)

·       By mail: Manatee Operations Center, 14000 SR 64, Bradenton, FL 34212

You can provide written comments about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by July 10, 2023, to be included in the record for this meeting. You may also call the project manager at (941) 708-4459  if you have questions before you submit your comment.

If you need ADA or Translation Services:
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at cynthia.sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days before the live event you plan to attend.

The Florida Department of Transportation is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Anyone wishing to express concern about Title VI should contact Cynthia Sykes at the information above.

Public Notices
This meeting will be advertised according to federal and state statutes in the following places:
·       On this project's website

·       Email to public officials and interested parties

·       Newsletter to local property owners near the project

FDOT's Public Notices website

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Contact Information
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Project Documents