A controversial roundabout project at McGregor Boulevard and Virginia Avenue was placed on hold until further notice.
The Historic Preservation Commission voted 3 to 2 against the proposal Thursday evening. Next, the proposal will be reviewed by Fort Myers council members.
The project aims to increase safety and improve traffic flow. It would include a single-lane roundabout at the intersection and would establish a pedestrian crossing at all four approaches.
Some residents argued the proposal would create more traffic concerns.
“I’m from New Jersey. We have roundabouts and they are a problem and a lot of those are being straightened out and re-designed,” Cape Coral resident Peri Pantazes said.
“I think it is very confusing for a lot of people,” Cape Coral resident Sharron Exharhos said.
WINK News asked the city if it had other plans for the intersection, but did not hear back.