The City of Fort Myers begins work in October 2018 to build the Hanson Street Extension, Phase II, from west of Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard to Ortiz Avenue. The project includes building new roadway, installing new sanitary sewer force main and potable and reclaim water mains. Some existing water main will be relocated. The Hanson Street Extension project follows the City’s “Complete Streets” initiative, as it includes bicycle and pedestrian-friendly features such as six-foot sidewalks, seven-foot bike lanes, and two roundabouts. One roundabout will be located at the Hanson Street and Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard intersection and another will be at the Hanson Street Extension and Ortiz Avenue intersection. The project is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2020.
In order for the Hanson Street Extension to be completed, the City previously redesigned part of the Eastwood Golf Course as part of Phase I. Eastwood Golf Course was closed May 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.