First & Second
First and Second
The City of Fort Myers is pleased to announce that contractors will start construction August 2021 on Phase I of the First Street and Second Street Two-Way Traffic Conversion project. Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months, due to manufacturing and delivery challenges of traffic signal materials. Phase I of this project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.
The conversion of the First and Second streets corridors from
one-way to two-way streets will improve neighborhood safety, lower speed limits, simplify access points, improve safety for all users (motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit) and add to downtown evacuation routes in case of hurricanes or other emergencies. Click here to learn more about the project benefits and the phases for completion.
Watch and learn about the to-way traffic conversion project.
First Street and Second Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic.
Traffic counts and public input will help determine additional improvements like sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping and benches.
Dependent on funding, Billy Creek Bridge enhancements and possible roundabouts will be evaluated.