Fort Myers, FL – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a $1.5 million contract to resurface selected Lehigh Acres roads as part of a $5 million annual Board commitment.
The contract, with Community Asphalt Corp., is for resurfacing 86 neighborhood streets and includes resurfacing and striping. This project is expected to begin in November 2022.
Lee County Department of Transportation maintains about 1,500 miles of paved roads in Lehigh Acres.
Each year, certain roads in Lehigh Acres are ranked and selected for paving based on resident requests, road conditions and the number of residences on the road. Paving is paid through Growth Increment Funds, and this program is for neighborhood streets, not arterial or collector roads.
Commissioner Mike Greenwell, whose district includes Lehigh Acres, said the county’s $5 million-per-year commitment for the last five years is significant and has greatly improved Lehigh’s neighborhood streets.
The Board of Commissioners also voted to approve another Lehigh Acres road improvement project: a $1.85 million contract for resurfacing and milling of higher-capacity Lehigh Acres roads that provide transportation out of residential neighborhoods and throughout the community.
For more information about the Lee County Department of Transportation, visit www.leegov.com/dot.
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