Fort Myers plans to update intersections downtown

Reporter: Taylor Petras Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Fort Myers plans to make updates to intersections downtown.

The city plans to spend more than $93,000 to take out traffic lights and put in four-way stops at several spots.

E.J. Dansack is always at the downtown Fort Myers Starbucks enjoying a cup of coffee.

“Every day I’m here,” Dansack said.

He is quick to notice when something is different.

“They change the stop signs every day,” Dansack said. “There’s four-way stop signs. Now there’s no stop signs.”

The city said it took the stop signs down and are in process of putting up crosswalk signs instead.

“Yes, people are still stopping,” Kate Swanstron said.

People driving downtown had gotten used to the new stop, moving cautiously through the intersection.

Swanstron, who works at Downtown Jewelry and Watch Company, sees it from her window at work.

“Well I was really liking it because people would pull up and stop and look this way and see our store,” Swanstron said.

It’s not the only downtown intersection that will soon have a new look.

Dansack said he likes that better.

“I think they all work pretty good,” Dansack said. “It slows everybody down.”

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