Temporary access plan to Fort Myers Beach implemented to speed recovery

Fort Myers Beach traffic. (Credit: WINK News)

Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, access to Fort Myers Beach will be limited to essential response personnel each Monday and Tuesday to speed the restoration of essential services and infrastructure.

The goal is to complete specific infrastructure rebuilding missions on a tight deadline.

Residents and their hired contractors can access the island from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Essential response personnel include: Debris management (crews from CrowderGulf and Thompson Debris); electric providers, water and sewer utility providers; and transportation crews from Florida DOT and Lee DOT.

The plan is an essential step in bringing back the residential, commercial, and tourism hub of Fort Myers Beach. It is designed to make substantial progress on a condensed timeline.

This schedule will continue until further notice.

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