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Project Details
Work Type: Safety Project
Phase: Design
Limits: Linda Loma Drive to Kelly Road
Length: 0.868 miles
Start of Current Phase: Early 2022
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Early 2024

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is proposing improvements on State Road (SR) 865 in Fort Myers, Lee County. The project limits are from Linda Loma Drive to Kelly Road. The purpose of this project is to provide improvements along SR 865 with the intent of enhancing safety along the corridor.

The project includes constructing chicanes, or concrete traffic islands, which will narrow the roadway to discourage speeding. The chicanes will be constructed in each direction on SR 865. Two additional traffic islands are proposed within the existing two-way left-turn lane for additional traffic calming. Additional improvements include installation of new signage and pavement markings. The Department is also exploring additional safety improvements as the design project progresses.

Public Involvement

The FDOT invites you to the SR 865 from Linda Loma Drive to Kelly Road Public Meeting on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The in-person public meeting (open house format) will begin at 5:00 p.m. The virtual meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is being held to present information about the proposed design and gather public input. FDOT will accept written comments during and after the meeting.

The Department has three ways to participate in the public meeting: by joining the live virtual event, by attending the live in-person event, or by viewing the materials online through the project website. All meeting materials will be available online by March 23, 2023. A copy of these materials will also be displayed at the in-person event. You may choose any combination of the options provided to review the materials and to submit your comments.

Virtual Option: Attend virtually from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can register in advance at fdot.cc/SR865-LindaLoma-to-Kelly. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. Please review the meeting materials online through the project website prior to this event.

In-Person Option: Attend in person from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cinnamon Cove Clubhouse, 11650 Caravel Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Attendees who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

Website: Meeting materials will be available by March 23, 2023.

If you have any questions or comments about the meeting, please contact: FDOT Project Manager, Chris Speese, by phone at (239) 225-1973. Comments about the project should be emailed to Christopher.Speese@dot.state.fl.us, or mailed to Chris Speese, Florida Department of Transportation, Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us  at least seven days prior to the public meeting.

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Design Project Manager
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