County plans to pave island roads this summer

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BY SUE ERWIN – A Lee County resurfacing roadway improvement project will include improving roadways in Boca Grande starting this summer.

Betsy Clayton, Lee County Communications Director, said Lee County Department of Transportation will begin repaving roads in Boca Grande starting this summer. Work will also include adding a 4-foot shoulder to both sides of Gasparilla Road.

“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 this summer and be completed within two to three months. The project is expected to go out for bids in May and then will be slated for Lee Board of County Commissioner approval before any work begins, Clayton added.

The estimated total to be resurfaced is approximately 6.5 miles.

See the attached graphic for the start and end points of the repaving for each of the roads.