On June 30, 2021, the community gathered to celebrate the completion of the Thomason Drive Enhancement Project and hoist the American Flag for the first time. The project consists of the signature roundabout at the intersection of Thomasson Drive and Bayshore Drive, new 6-foot-wide sidewalks, improved drainage, bike lanes, decorative street lighting, signage and Florida-friendly landscaping along Thomasson Drive from Orchard Lane to Hamilton Avenue. For over eight years the Bayshore Beautification MSTU Advisory Board focused on completing this project including raising the $6 million dollars. The year-long project was completed on time and under budget. The 8 foot by 12 foot American flag was hoisted by ET Brisson Detachment MCL, Marine Corps League of Naples. Marco Kircher did an outstanding performance singing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Commissioner Taylor and Maurice Gutierrez, Chairman of the Bayshore Beautification MSTU shared remarks on the project’s history and impact on the community. On behalf of the Bayshore Beautification MSTU sincere thank you to all those that participated in this project over the years. Projects such as these would not be possible without the cooperation, teamwork and dedication of several individuals and organizations. Project Team Acknowledgements include:
MSTU/CRA Project Manager – Tami Scott,
AECOM/Construction Management – Engineering Inspection Contractor – Floyd Culligan, Crystal Gorman, Michele Rastelli,Juan Alcantar, Mike OLeary;
Wright Construction – Construction Contractor – Manny Menendez and Andrew Powell
RWA, Inc – Design Keisha Westbrook- Engineer of Record, Chris Wright, P.E.
McGee, Associates–Mike McGee, PLA, ASLA
Trebilcock Consulting Solutions, Transportation Planning/Roundabout – Norm Trebilcock, P.E. and Alternate Street Design, Roundabout Design – Michael Wallwork-
Please click on the link below to view the American Flag Hoisting Ceremony.