Bonita Springs Downtown Improvements Project
CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY
The City of Bonita Springs Downtown Improvements Project is underway. We are excited about this time of redevelopment in our great city. Living and working in downtown Bonita Springs will mean watching our historic area transform into a more vibrant community. With this project, the city will prepare for future growth in the downtown area, while embracing its history.
The project includes improved storm drainage, utility relocations, roundabouts at Pennsylvania Avenue and Terry Street, parking, and streetscape features. Decorative elements such as lamp posts with planter and banner sign capabilities, landscape planters and brick paver crosswalks are incorporated into the streetscape design. Felts Avenue and the connecting side streets provide underground storage and treatment for stormwater within the right-of-way and also allow for parking downtown.
The project is being built in phases that include construction of two to three blocks at a time. When construction is completed, the road segments will be re-opened and construction will move to the next phase. Construction will begin with underground utilities. Stormwater drainage, a new gas line, and the relocation of overhead electric and communications lines will be installed underneath the Old 41 right-of-way. Then crews rebuild the roadway. The final installation of lighting, street furniture, landscaping and some sidewalk reconstruction will occur later in the project when the FPL underground facilities are put in service and the existing FPL poles are removed.
Construction began in October 2015 along Old 41 from Wilson Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. The next phase of construction is from north of Pennsylvania Avenue/Ragsdale Street to north of Kentucky Street. Future phases move south on Old 41, with concurrent work on Felts Avenue and the adjoining side streets. Then the next phase of construction will move north of the Imperial River from Wilson Street to Goodwin Street and moves from Goodwin Street to Terry Street. Final touches such as lighting and streetscape will complete the project. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.
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