Cape Coral plans to add more sidewalks

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Major changes are in the works for a bunch of streets in Cape Coral. The city plans to add new sidewalks to more than a dozen busy roadways over the next five years.

Jeff Todd lives near the corner of El Dorado Parkway and Del Prado Boulevard. He says the traffic on El Dorado worries him because he has two kids and there’s no sidewalks.

“They walk to the bus stop, they walk to the yacht club, they walk all over the neighborhood,” said Todd.

The City Council is expected to give the go ahead at Monday’s meeting to enter an agreement with the Department of Transportation to install new sidewalks on El Dorado, from Del Prado to Coronado Parkway, as well as three other busy streets over the next two years.

“I think it’s awesome, it’s long overdue,” said Todd.

The other three streets listed on Monday’s agenda are Sands Boulevard from El Dorado to Beach Parkway, Palm Tree Boulevard from SE 47th Terrace to SE 40th Street, and Chiquita Parkway from Pine Island Road to NE 4th Street. But the city’s plan don’t end there. By 2020, the city hopes to add sidewalks to more than a dozen other roadways all over town.

Each individual project is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The city says all of the funding would come from state grants.


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