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Road Work Delete 2 weeks ago, 09/25/2015 at 8:20pm

Road WorkEstero Road Work Look Ahead
Week of September 28, 2015

Estero Boulevard waterline construction

Crews are installing water main on Estero Boulevard from Times Square to Red Coconut RV Park and TECO gas crews are installing a gas line. Due to the high volume of weekend travel on and off the island, crews are expected to work four long days on Mondays through Thursdays and one shortened day on Friday.This schedule may change due to underground conditions and inclement weather.

o Crew 1 - from Crescent Street to Carolina Avenue

· Crew 1 will work between Primo Drive and Avenue C crossing Estero Boulevard at Palermo Circle and the alley south of Yo Taco.The work requires crews to cut a trench across Estero Blvd to make water main connections. Motorists should expect traffic pattern changes and delays as crews cross the roadway in each location.

· Crew 1 will then install water main between Avenue C and Alva Drive

Park & Ride Delete 2 weeks ago, 09/23/2015 at 7:25pm

Park & RideNew Park and Ride
to Open in 2017

At their meeting on September 1st, the Board of Lee County Commissioners (BoCC) approved an agreement with David Douglass and Associates for the design of a new parkand ride facility that will be built on the corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Summerlin Square Dr., across from the Kiwanis Thrift Store. The facility, called ‘The Beach Park and Ride and Transfer Center’ is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017 and will replace a much smaller Park and Ride program that has existed in that intersection since 1987.

According to LeeTran Marketing Director JoAnn Hailey, once complete, the new facility will consist of four restrooms, a 300 square foot office, 240 parking spaces, benches and other amenities, including six bus berths under canopy. The facility will also be equipped with Wi-Fi, a PA system, surveillance cameras, a detention pond, sidewalk, fully ADA compliant and electric car charging stalls.

Beach Bank Robbery Delete 4 weeks ago, 09/11/2015 at 5:53pm

Bank RobberBeach Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Robbery detectives have made an arrest in yesterday's robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Fort Myers Beach.

Vincent Aliotta (DOB 9-7-67) was arrested yesterday evening after a search warrant was served on his hotel room at 2700 Estero Boulevard, Room 9. In Aliotta's hotel room, detectives recovered a large amount of cash, all in $20, $50 and $100 dollar bills. They also located a large piece of paper on the kitchen table with a piece torn off the corner which matched the size of the paper used to write the demand note.

Detectives also searched the water heater closet near Aliotta's hotel room and located a straw hat with a skull logo on the front, a striped shirt, light colored shorts, socks, shoes and sunglasses...all of which appeared identical to the clothing worn by the suspect during the robbery.

FMB reFresh Update Delete 4 weeks ago, 09/09/2015 at 6:37am

DetoursEstero Blvd Detours Begin Next Week
Two Lanes To Remain Open

Beginning Monday, Sept.14, reFRESH Waterlines crews will install pipes for a large water main connection on Estero Boulevard between Fifth and Crescent streets, at the base of the Matanzas Bridge. One travel lane on-island and one travel lane off-island will remain open at all times. Crews will work during daytime hours Monday through Friday. Motorists should follow detour signs; maps are posted on the project website. This work is expected to last until mid-October.

Traveling to Fort Myers Beach:

-Motorists traveling to the south end of Fort Myers Beach will use San Carlos Boulevard and veer left onto Estero Boulevard.

-Motorists traveling to the north end of Fort Myers Beach will use San Carlos Boulevard and turn right onto Estero Boulevard.