Lee County is widening 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.
Construction of Phase 1 began in summer 2021 and builds 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. The roadway medians will vary from 22 to 44 feet. There will be 11-foot-wide lanes and 4-foot-wide on-road bike lanes. Phase 1 construction is scheduled for completion in early 2024.
Phase 2 construction is expected to begin in early 2024 and will build four lanes from Bella Terra Boulevard to Alico Road. Phase 2 also adds a traffic signal at Alico Road. In this segment, Lee County will install core-level landscaping and street lighting. A 10-foot-wide shared-use path will be constructed on the south side of the roadway and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the north side of the roadway. The construction of Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in late 2026.
The Village of Estero is planning to incorporate 10-foot-wide pathways on both sides of the road for the portion of the project that falls within the Village boundaries – from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to the eastern border of Grandezza (north side of the roadway) and from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to the eastern border of Bella Terra (south side). The Village Council will determine details for the pathway, lighting and landscaping. This work will occur after the roadway work is complete.
The typical sections and roadway concepts are provided on the project website on the overview tab.
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