Burnt Store Road Widening Project
The Widening of Burnt Store Road (BSR), from a 2-lane road to a 4-lane road, from Pine Island to Van Buren Parkway is an undertaking by Lee County. According to the details page of their website, this project is about to enter Phase Three segment. This segment of the project is currently out for bid and will be the last segment to complete the project. The project has been broken into 3 segments:
- The North Segment widens BSR from Van Buren to Diplomat. Expected completion Spring 2018-DONE!
- The Middle Segment widens BSR from Diplomat to south of Tropicana. Expected completion Spring 2020.- DONE!
- The South Segment widens BSR from south of Tropicana to Pine Island. Expected to start Jan/Feb 2021 and expected completion fall 2023.
Phase Three - Connecting Phase 2 to Pine Island Road
Phase Three (Red Section) which is targeted for Jan/Feb 2021, will connect the new 4 lane road to Pine Island Road and complete this important project. The county has already acquired the land needed for Phase Three.
The NWNA's Public Works Committee will be actively monitoring county activities related to Phase Three, as we have done throughout this project's two previous phases.