Hanson Street Extension
from Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard to Ortiz Avenue
The City of Fort Myers began building the Hanson Street Extension from Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard to Ortiz Avenue in early May 2017. The project includes building the new roadway extension, installing a new sanitary sewer force main, relocating the existing water main, adding landscaping, and relocating part of the Eastwood Golf Course north to allow for the new roadway. The road will follow the Complete Streets initiative to include 6-foot sidewalks and 7-foot buffered bike lanes. The City is also including two roundabouts, one at the new intersection of Hanson Street/Ortiz Avenue and the other at the existing intersection of Hanson Street/Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. Phase I (through Eastwood Golf Course) completed in fall 2017. Phase II (remainder of the road to just west of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard including roundabout at Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue) is expected to begin in the fall of 2018 and the full project is expected to be completed and open to traffic in spring 2021. A public meeting will be scheduled prior to the start of the Phase II construction.
In order for the contractor to build the new roadway, Eastwood Golf Course was closed through October 31, 2017. Improvements were made to the front nine holes to accommodate the roadway project. The new road will be located just north of the FPL easement. Through Eastwood Golf Course, the road will be raised to allow golf cart traffic to pass on the cart path through a tunnel.
For additional information or help during construction, please contact the City's public information consultant for the project.
Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc.
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