The safety solution for a confusing and dangerous intersection where Cape Coral connects to North Fort Myers is moving forward.
Lee County Board of County Commissioners just approved a $2.06 million for their part of a construction contract to add a roundabout and make upgrades to Littleton Road, from Corbett Road to Kismet Parkway.
If you are standing at the intersection of Littleton Road and Corbett Road, you can see there is a 3-way stop, but residents nearby say it does little to stop drivers from speeding.
Under the contract, they plan to add a roundabout, which they hope will relieve some of the traffic issues.
Changes to Littleton Rd. have been in the works for quite some time. In 2018, commissioners voted to realign Littleton to connect with Kismet Parkway.
Aside from the roundabout they also plan to widen Littleton Road as well as add sidewalks, bike lanes and drainage improvements.
WINK News spoke with neighbors who live in the area and say they welcome the new roundabout.
“I think it’ll be good for this road. I think it’ll help the traffic flow a little bit better. Maybe it’ll cause people to slow down a little bit more,” North Fort Myers resident, Rebecca Incardona said.
In total it’s expected to cost about $5.2 million with the City of Cape Coral jointly funding the project.
Construction will begin in 2020 and will take about 10 months to complete.