Capital Improvement Project Discussion
The Village is in the process of planning its capital improvement projects for the coming year and wants your input! Village Council held a workshop May 13 to consider which priorities to include in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and will vote on the full CIP in July.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the projects under consideration for the next five years:
Corkscrew Road (east of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway) — Widening, street lighting, landscaping and pedestrian enhancements
River Ranch Road — Resurfacing, adding shoulders, sidewalks & crosswalks, drainage, Estero High turn lane improvements, Williams Road roundabout, landscaping and street lighting
Bridge maintenance — Sandy Lane bridge and Via Coconut Road culvert repairs
Broadway West — Resurfacing, widening, drainage, bicycle & pedestrian improvements, landscaping, street lighting
Williams Road (U.S. 41 to Via Coconut) — 4-lane widening, street lights & landscaping
U.S. 41 & Williams Road (Atlantic Gulf intersection/Walgreens)
Corkscrew Road & Three Oaks Parkway
Corkscrew Road & Town Commons signal (Lee County project)
Corkscrew Road & Corkscrew Woodlands (Lee County project)
U.S. 41 & Pelican Colony (Lee County project)
Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements
Coconut Road pedestrian improvements and crosswalk at Old Meadowbrook Blvd.
Williams Road (Via Coconut to Three Oaks Parkway) — Bike/pedestrian improvements
U.S. 41 intersection study for improving bicycle and pedestrian safety
Sandy Lane — Construct a shared use path along the east side of the road
Broadway East (U.S. 41 to Sandy Lane) — Construct a shared use path and sidewalk
Corkscrew Road shared use path — construct a 10-12 foot path from Three Oaks Parkway to Sandy Lane
Coconut Road sidewalk (north side) from Oakwilde Blvd. to Via Coconut Point
Corkscrew Palms Blvd. sidewalks
Via Coconut Point roundabout improvements to add bicycle ramps, expand sidewalks and relocate crosswalk
Landscape Improvements & Monument Signs
Monument signs to identify Village of Estero limits at entry points: U.S. 41, I-75, Three Oaks Parkway, Ben Hill Griffin Parkway & Corkscrew Road
Via Coconut Point landscaping & street lighting
Ben Hill Griffin Parkway landscaping
I-75 landscaping at the Corkscrew Road interchange
Parks & Recreation Improvements
Estero on the River Master Plan Development
Planning process to understand project alternatives and the best possible use of 60 acres along the Estero River (east of Koreshan State Park)
Estero Community Park Expansion Master Plan:
Planning process to identify park expansion and improvement opportunities.
Estero River North Branch drainage improvements
Utilities Expansion planning (exact areas of improvement have not yet been decided)
Estero River sediment removal
Drainage improvements on U.S. 41 to eliminate sidewalk flooding (Florida Department of Transportation project)
Public works storage facility
Village Hall — the current Village Hall is leased; construction of a Village Hall would provide a permanent location.
Performing Arts Center — this has been identified as a top community priority
Be a part of the process! Residents are encouraged to participate in public meetings as this important process sets the course for improvements in our community. Stay informed by signing up for Village of Estero emails.
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