On April 16th 2019, at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting, the Northwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association (NWNA) petitioned the Commissioners to expedite the installation of lights on the newly constructed Burnt Store Rd and to enhance the lighting plan for that construction. The NWNA felt that the increased lighting would help to alleviate numerous safety issues.
At that time, the Commissioners moved to have the county staff bring the details and cost back for consideration.
The NWNA was subsequently invited back to speak at their June 18th meeting, where, during 3 minutes of public Input, we explained the dangers of the dark highway, sidewalks, crosswalks and multiuse paths that directly impact our residents..
The commissioners unanimously approved to adopt the County staff's recommendations, which include:
- Moving the lighting installation date from late 2020 to September 2019.
- Installing 132 lights on the North and Central sections from Van Buren to Tropicana.
- Approval of lighting budget of $1,707,359 for the enhanced lighting, which will be funded by the Bridge Toll Fund.
A very warm thank you to the Board of Lee County Commissioners and the County Staff for taking action in this matter. They have been exceptional in working in partnership with our Association.