Safety changes coming to Kismet Parkway

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
Kismet safety changes. Photo via WINK News

A safety solution is coming to a confusing intersection where Cape Coral meets North Fort Myers.

Kismet Parkway, a major arterial in the North Cape just ends at Northeast 24th, but now Lee County’s Littleton Road will be rerouted to connect to the end of it.

There are a lot of safety issues with the road. If you are trying to walk around the area, you can’t because there are no sidewalks.

If you want to bike you have to be careful because your biking right near the street with cars right behind you.

Another issue is cars speed well over the limit, putting pedestrians in danger.

“People go way over 40 here already, so I don’t know if that’s really going to help, but it should be lower,” said North Fort Myers resident, Rebecca Incardona.

Aggravated is the perfect way to describe how many neighbors we spoke to feel about the driving in that area.

On top of adding sidewalks and bike lanes, a roundabout is also being added. That is something neighbors have mixed feelings on.

My neighbors on that side said everybody is hating the idea that they’re going to make it busy unnecessarily with the roundabout, said North Fort Myers resident, Rebecca McKisick.

Some neighbors even asked the county to reduce the speed limit, but nothing has changed so far.

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