The Florida Department of Transportation is developing plans for turn lane additions to the I-75/Corkscrew Interchange in 2019 and is conducting an I-75 corridor PD&E/EMO Study. In addition to the various planned transportation improvements in the area, there are also multiple private developments in various stages of planning and construction along the Corkscrew corridor. The Lee County School District and the Village of Estero currently have facilities located within the corridor, along with Pinewoods Elementary School and Estero Fire Station No. 44.
The goals for this project include:
- To construct a four lane facility from Ben Hill Griffin Boulevard to Alico Road and to determine what intersection improvements are required for the existing and planned developments.
- Construct the Phase 1 facility within the County’s existing right-of-way. Right-of-way acquisition will be required for Phase 2.
- To consider upcoming public transportation and utility improvements and private development in the corridor and fully integrate those with the project.
- Maximize opportunities to provide accommodation for pedestrian and bicycle users.