Florida Department of Transportation—S.R. 82 Widening

State Route 82 in Fort Myers serves as a critical connector for the Florida’s agricultural industry. With no pedestrian or bicycle access on the route, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) looked to address the lack of transportation options available to residents and visitors. The solution was a $55.6 million widening project that would allow for bike lanes in each direction along with sidewalks and a multi-use path. As the state’s first continuous flow intersection, the new design also eases traffic congestion on this busy connector. FDOT worked with the community throughout every phase of this project, holding public meetings, sending out newsletter updates, and more. The result is a new road that helps everyone get where they want the way they want—faster and safer.