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Project Details
Work Type: Intersection Construction
Phase: PD&E
Limits: The intersection itself and immediate surrounding area
Length: 1 miles
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2019
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024


FDOT invites you to an upcoming public hearing. The purpose of this hearing is to present the preferred alternative and all analysis completed to date, and to provide the public an opportunity to comment for the official hearing record. Read the Public Involvement section below for all information.

Project Description

The purpose of the US 41 at Bonita Beach Road (C.R. 865) Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study is to address congestion and projected travel demand at the intersection and immediate surrounding area. The study area is located within Bonita Springs, Florida in southern Lee County.

Need for the Project

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the need for capacity-related improvements, as well as ways to improve safety conditions and provide for multi-modal features within this area of Bonita Springs, Florida. The project objectives include improving operational conditions, enhancing east-west access, enhancing freight mobility and access, increasing throughput, and improving safety among others.

Project Funding

This PD&E project is listed in the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 5-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fiscal Year 2022/2023 - 2026/2027. The next phase in the project development process, final design, is not yet funded. This project is also being closely coordinated with the on-going PD&E for Old US 41 from US 41 to Bonita Beach Road.


Public Involvement


Here are the ways you can participate in the upcoming public hearing. The information presented during either format will be the same and all attendees will have opportunity to comment.

3/4/2024 Project Documents Posted

Project documents will be available for public viewing from March 4 to April 5, 2024, at the City of Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135; Bonita Springs Public Library, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 and at Florida Department of Transportation, Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. They will also be available on the project webpage in the Project Documents box below. You will be able to submit comments online if you are unable to attend the hearing.

3/19/2026 Public Hearing Materials Posted

View all the materials below in the Project Documents box.


3/26/2024 In-Person Option

Bonita Springs Recreation Center

26740 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Anytime between 5 – 6 p.m. Open house

6 p.m. Formal presentation and comment

Displays will be available starting at 5 p.m. to review at your own pace and the formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. The project team will be available for discussion.


3/26/2024 Live Online Option

5:45 p.m. Overview for how to submit comments

6 p.m. Formal presentation and comments

You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the hearing from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. (Note: Internet Explorer cannot be used for this event).

Review the materials online prior to the event. This event will include a livestream of the in-person presentation and the formal comment portion. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending the virtual event (https://www.swflroads.com/project/444321-1). Materials will be posted by March 19, 2024.

How to submit comments

You may submit comments in the following ways

-          During the live in-person or live online event

-          Online through the project website (use the contact box on the right)

-          Email the project manager (Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us)

-          By mail: FDOT, District One, Attn: Patrick Bateman P.E., MS 1-40, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33803

You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by April 5, 2024 to be included in the record for this hearing.  You may also call the project manager (phone number to the right) 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 website
Email to public officials and interested parties

Newsletter to local property owners near the project

FDOT’s Public Notices website


FDOT held a public workshop, with a live online event on April 3, 2023 and a live in person event on April 4, 2023. Materials were also available for review and comment below from March 27, 2023. And comments for the workshop were accepted in multiple ways through April 14, 2023. To view what was presented at the workshop, see the Project Documents section below.

View Factsheet
Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
Patrick Bateman, PE
For Media Inquiries Only
Project Documents
1. Project Documents
2. Public Hearing
3. Alternatives Public Workshop
4. Project Kickoff
Project Videos
Project Images
US 41 & Bonita Beach Road Schedule - June 2023