Public Involvement

Public involvement is a very important part of the Corkscrew Road Design Project because the success of any transportation action depends on a successful public outreach effort. Lee County is interested in your ideas, suggestions, and knowledge of the project area, and wants to provide project information in ways that are informative, easy to understand and use, and easily accessible. Lee County will share information on this website, distribute project newsletters and fact sheets, make presentations to small groups, organizations, and local governments. Your feedback will help to identify issues of concern and develop potential solutions within the project area.

Corkscrew Road Widening Project public meeting set for Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Lee County Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public meeting about the Corkscrew Road Widening Project from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Estero Community Center located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard, Estero, FL 33928.

Lee County plans to widen Corkscrew Road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Alico Road, a distance of 4.4 miles. The design of the roadway improvements will consist of two phases: Phase 1, Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Bella Terra Boulevard and Phase 2, Bella Terra Boulevard to Alico Road.  The Traffic Study has been completed that provided information about traffic signals and types of median openings. The median openings will be displayed at the public meeting.

Initial construction of Phase 1 will include six lanes from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Fire House Lane and then transition to a four-lane roadway that will extend east to Bella Terra Boulevard. The portion of the roadway from Fire House Lane to Bella Terra Boulevard will be expandable to six lanes in the future. Following construction of Phase 1, Phase 2 construction will be four lanes from Bella Terra Boulevard to Alico Road. Phase 1 construction is anticipated to begin in early/mid2021. The Phase 2 construction schedule is unknown at this time due to the permitting and right-of-way acquisition efforts needed.

The meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the status of the project. The meeting is an informal workshop that you may attend at any time between the referenced hours; no formal presentation will be given. Lee County DOT staff will be available to answer your questions about the study.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, (239) 533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

Direct questions about the project and scheduled public workshop to DOT Project Manager Tom Marquardt at (239) 533-8530 or

Public Meetings

Public meetings will be posted here. There are currently no scheduled public meetings.