County officials making safety changes to Del Prado Blvd intersection


Lee County officials are making changes to a dangerous part of Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral this month.

Crews are closing the southbound left turn lane at SE Second Street where people can make u-turns just past the intersection of Hancock Bridge Parkway and Del Prado Blvd.

This crash-prone area has seen major accidents including a 13-year old boy who was badly injured after riding his bike across the street.

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11 crashes were reported in this spot in 2017. Officials are hoping to cut down on accidents at this intersection where they see a wrecks on a regular basis.

Officials added that they are planning improvements down the road, and will re-evaluate the turn lane during that process.

Starting July 24, you won’t see the SE Second St. turn lane.

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