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County approves Alico Road extension

October 30, 2019
By MEGHAN BRADBURY (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has approved the Alico Road extension, which will help traffic flow south.

The county last Tuesday approved the purchase of 87.024 acres for $2,240.868 or $25,750 per acre.

The project has been slowly edging forward since the elected board first approved the Alico Road Option Agreement for the site on Dec. 16, 2014 with Florida Rock Industries, Inc, a Florida Corporation, and Florida Rock Properties, Inc, a Florida Corporation.

The approval last week established a purchase option with a price of $2,240,868 fixed through Dec. 31, 2020 for the 87.024 acres. The land will provide 150-foot wide right-of-way, which would link Alico Road to State Road 82, Immokalee Road, opposite Sunshine Boulevard.

Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass said the county approved to purchase more property, which he thinks is important to get the extension out to State Road 82. He said it is important to get traffic off of Daniels Parkway, Corkscrew Road and Colonial Boulevard.

"We will create another corridor for them to travel," Pendergrass said, adding that it will take the cement trucks off Corkscrew Road and providing another alternative road for the trucks.

He said most of the traffic in Lehigh Acres is traveling south to Collier County and South Lee County.

"It will help get the traffic on alternative routes," Pendergrass said.

The construction, he said has a 2024 possible start construction date, due to the project going through design, review and permitting.

Pendergrass said his priority has been to increase the transportation in Lee County.

 
 

 

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