The $6 Million project is funded by the Bayshore Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU). The new project will consist of a roundabout at the intersection of Thomasson Drive and Bayshore Drive and will enhance Thomasson Drive from Orchard Lane to Hamilton Avenue by constructing new 6-foot-wide sidewalks, bike lanes, decorative street lighting, signage and Florida friendly landscaping. Wright Construction Group Inc. based in Fort Myers, Florida was awarded the construction contract. Construction is scheduled to begin May 6, 2020 and will last approximately 12 months. The project will start at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Thomasson Drive, travel east along Thomasson Drive to the intersection of Orchard Lane.
On July 9, 2019, the Board approved a contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (“AECOM”), to provide Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) services associated with this project. The streetscape beautification project will take approximately 12 months, community outreach will be an important component of the project. Community Stakeholders Meeting is scheduled March 4, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Buehler Auditorium.