There’s nothing like the smell of freshly paved roads

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BY SUE ERWIN – Lee County’s resurfacing roadway improvement project will include improving some road- ways in Boca Grande starting this fall.

Betsy Clayton, Lee County communications director, said the Lee County Department of Transportation would begin repaving roads in Boca Grande once the project is approved.

“Lee County DOT will be repaving 6.5 miles of roads in Boca Grande. Work will also include adding a 4-foot shoulder to both sides of Gasparilla Road,” Clayton said.

The project bid opening was Aug. 9; then the item will be slated for Lee County Board of County Commissioner approval before any work begins.

“The streets to be repaved include segments of Gasparilla Road, Gilchrist Avenue, Gulf Boulevard, Fifth Street West, Waterway Avenue, Lee Avenue, Tarpon Avenue, West Railroad Avenue, Third Street West and Fourth Street West,” Clayton said.

Lee County DOT anticipates the work will begin early in the fall and should be completed within two to three months

It is important to note that construction and road-paving equipment will be parked at the Wheeler Road ball field during this time of roadwork, which is the reason the Farmer’s Market cannot begin until January, 2017.