Estero Blvd. Water and Road Project Report

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reFRESH Waterlines crews have completed the water main pipe installation on Estero Boulevard from Times Square to Red Coconut RV Park. Crews finished the last section of pipe Thursday afternoon. This means the all day, every day flagging operation will end; however, motorists should expect intermittent flagging in the construction zone.
Two travel lanes will be open the week of Thanksgiving and during the American Sand Sculpting Championship (Nov. 20-29). Crews will work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; however, there will be NO lane closures. Also, crews do NOT work on weekends.
In the coming weeks, the new water main will be tested and approved for placement in service and connections will be made to all properties within the construction zone. While this work has been challenging, we’ve made it through the very difficult first step of the improvements to Estero Boulevard.
Contractors for the Town of Fort Myers Beach began installing new water main and adding TECO gas line along Estero Boulevard from Times Square to Red Coconut RV Park in July. Service connections are expected to be completed by the end of January. The Town is replacing aging waterlines throughout the island with a new, more efficient system. This project is being done in conjunction with Lee County’s Estero Boulevard Improvements project that includes sidewalks on both sides of the road, trolley stops, drainage improvements on Estero Boulevard and connection to Town drainage projects, and relocation of existing utilities including FPL power poles, telephone and cable lines, and sewer force mains.
Visit the website at www.reFRESHFMBeach.com for project information. You may sign up on the website to receive emails about the project. If you have questions or concerns during construction, please contact the reFRESH Waterlines public information officer, Kaye Molnar, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071, (toll-free) 877-496-1076 or via e-mail to kmolnar@cella.cc.