Freeway to Lehigh

$577M East-West Connector Proposed

As I find my self spending an ever increasing amount of time stuck in traffic on Colonial Boulevard, the proposed new Veterans-Colonial express lanes would provide welcome relief.

The consulting and engineering firm PBS&J has completed a plan to ease the flow of traffic on the critical Veterans-Colonial route. The plan includes intersection overpasses and express lanes.

A recent US Census report on commutes, ranked Lee County as having the second longest commuting times in Florida, trailing only Broward County. On a national basis, Lee County at an average of 25.6 minutes is tied with Orange County in California as the 83rd worst for commuting times in the country.

As with any project like this, the real issue is who will foot the bill. With the explosive growth in both the Cape and Lehigh, this is a project that absolutely needs to be built.

Cape to I-75 corridor proposed [News-Press]

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