Halted roundabout project on McGregor Blvd. could be moving forward

McGregor Blvd roundabout project. Photo via WINK News

Plans to install a roundabout on a major Fort Myers Commute route was put on hold about 9 months ago, but now the city is appealing the decision and are looking to move forward with the project.

The roundabout would go at McGregor Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, but the Historical Preservation Commission does not approve of the project.

The group is concerned with preserving the beauty of the road, and they believe if the project moves forward, relocating the palm trees, and the construction could be detrimental to its preservation.

Residents of the area believe it could cause more harm than good.

“McGregor has enough problems with traffic but I think it would create more. When you aren’t familiar with it, you don’t know… you know you are going to get tagged by a car coming around. It’s just more confusing. It’s not that natural for us to always have them,” said Shawn Conway.

With 1200 units expected to be built between the area of McGregor and downtown, the public works division says a traffic circle is the best way to move cars through what will become an increasingly congested.

On Monday, a special meeting is taking place to decide if this group has the right to halt the project or not.




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