Lee Commissioners approve $2.3M contract to improve Lehigh Acres streets

Lehigh Acres aerial. Credit WINK News.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved a $2.3 million contract to make improvements to roads in Lehigh Acres.

The contract would include resurfacing and other improvements and is the first contract in a $5 million commitment for this budget year.

The contract, with Fort Myers-based Pavement Maintenance LLC, includes resurfacing, excavation, installing drainage culvert pipes, sodding, and striping for about 100 local roads, totaling 60 miles of roadway.

The Lee County Department of Transportation maintains about 1,500 miles of paved roads in Lehigh Acres.

Every year certain roads are ranked and selected for paving based on resident requests, road conditions and the number of residences on the road. It’s paid through Growth Increment Funds and the program is just for neighborhood streets, not arterial or collector roads.

Commissioner Frank Mann, whose district includes Lehigh Acres, pointed out that the commitment for the last three years is significant.

“The tremendous progress due to this allocation of funds has greatly improved Lehigh’s neighborhood streets,” Mann said.

For more information about the Lee County Department of Transportation, visit www.leegov.com/dot.

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