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reFRESHFMBeach Updates Delete yesterday, 08/27/2015 at 6:24pm

Road WorkreFRESHFMBeach Updates
Week of August 24, 2015

Estero Boulevard waterline construction

Fort Myers Beach motorists should expect delays while traveling Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Red Coconut RV Park as the Town of Fort Myers Beach begins replacing water mains.TECO gas crews will also install a gas line.

Crews will install water main in two work zones on Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Gulf Beach Road.

Due to the high volume of weekend travel on and off the island, crews will work four long days on Mondays through Thursdays and one shortened day on Friday.

Crews will need to close the southbound lane and the center turn lane to install water and TECO gas lines.Crews may close lanes during the daytime hours from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.Lane closures will be limited to the areas the contractors will be actively working on that day. Traffic will be maintained in both directions in the northbound lane.Flaggers will alternate traffic directions frequently, but motorists can expect some delays depending on traffic volume.
 

FMB Fire Control District Delete 2 weeks ago, 08/19/2015 at 7:01pm

Fire Chief Darren WhiteFire Chief Darren White Ousted

Fire Chief Darren White was placed on administrative leave by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday night after they voted to end White’s employment with the district when his employment agreement expires September 30, 2015.

While he remains an employee of the district through that date, with all benefits, he has been relieved of all day-to-day duties immediately. The board specified that he be available via phone and in an emergency. However, when reached at his home Wednesday morning, White had not yet been officially informed of the board’s actions.

Assistant Chief Tom May was given authority to manage the day-to-day operations of the district as Acting Fire Chief. He is not allowed to do any hiring or firing without the board’s approval.
 

The Week Ahead Delete 2 weeks ago, 08/15/2015 at 4:18pm
Estero Blvd ConstructionEstero Blvd Construction: The Week Ahead

Estero Boulevard Waterline Construction

Fort Myers Beach motorists should expect delays while traveling Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Red Coconut RV Park as the Town of Fort Myers Beach begins replacing water mains. TECO gas crews will also install a gas line.

Crews will install water mains in two work zones on Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Gulf Beach Road.

Due to the high volume of weekend travel on and off the island, crews will work four long days on Mondays through Thursdays and one shortened day on Friday.

-Crew 1 - from Crescent Street to Carolina Avenue

-August 17 – Crew 1 will work between Canal Street and Primo Street

-Crew 2 - from Pearl Street to Gulf Beach Road

-August 17 - Crew 2 will work between Mango Street and Chapel Street
 

Traffic Concerns Delete 3 weeks ago, 08/10/2015 at 5:11pm

Traffic ConcernsTraffic Concerns Bring
Business Owners to Special Meeting

Council chambers at the newly renovated Town Hall was standing room only on Friday morning, where angry business owners and residents spilled out into the lobby to voice their concerns about the traffic associated with Estero construction to Town and County officials.

"The Chamber decided to have this meeting after getting a lot of calls at the beginning of the week,” said Chamber President Bud Nocera after everyone had settled in. "We wanted to give business owners and residents the chance to speak to representatives from the Town and the County.”

Commissioner Larry Kiker told the crowd that he’d called a meeting with the contractors of both the Town’s waterline replacement project and the County’s road improvement project prior to the Chamber’s meeting – which began at 9am.