Repairs to fix Matlacha Bridge from Hurricane Ian damage are underway, as well as improvements to maintain access between Matlacha and Pine Island next time a major storm hits.
On Friday, LeeTran buses will operate on Pine Island to get citizens to FEMA assistance locations. According to the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District, FEMA will be located at the Pine Island Library, located at 10701 Russell Road, and the First Baptist Church in Saint James City, located at 3417 8th Ave. LeeTran emergency buses […]
Officials are reminding residents that only a select few will be allowed access to Pine Island. Pine Island Road reopened on Wednesday to connect the barrier island to the mainland. On Thursday, officials said there is a lot of traffic backup near Pine Island Road and Burnt Store Road. Cape Coral police initially said only […]
The City of Cape Coral is working with Florida Department of Transportation on a mission to make Pine Island Road safer.
Saturday was Pine Island’s annual festival celebrating the wonderful bounty of the island. People celebrated the tropical fruit fair with all sorts of activities, contests, and of course, mangos.
The results are in. Survey responses confirm that drivers and pedestrians want to feel safe navigating the Pine Island corridor.
Lee County Commissioners are deciding whether to add seawalls to the Little Pine Island Bridge or entirely replace it. Little Pine Island Bridge didn’t fare well during Hurricane Ian, especially its seawalls. That BBQ Place owner, John Petrus, told WINK News he’s against the idea of entirely replacing the bridge. He’d rather Lee County simply […]
Volunteers for the non-profit group “Better Together” supplied essential items to communities following the storm.
Heartbreak for the Pine Island and Matlacha communities as Hurricane Ian’s storm surge pummeled the area. Tuesday, not only are we looking back, but we’re also looking forward to what’s ahead for our community. Pine Island and Matlacha are filled with people who did not hesitate to help and lift their neighbors up, and the […]
The Matlatcha Bridge connecting Pine Island was leveled during Hurricane Ian, but construction is underway less than a year later.