Water-Related News

Lee County launches interactive tool for Sanibel Causeway Islands Project

FORT MYERS – Lee County has launched an interactive web tool for the Sanibel Causeway Islands Project to provide easy access to information about the proposed project, including maps, plans, timelines and more in a user-friendly interface.

The $8.5 million project ultimately will enhance both Island A and Island B using Tourist Development Tax dollars and state funds. Contracts for the project were awarded in August 2021 and the project is estimated to be complete by summer 2024.

The interactive resource illustrates the shoreline improvements already underway on the Causeway Islands (Phase 1), as well as the proposed upland improvements (Phase 2). Current conceptual plans for phase 2 and a historical timeline of the project are posted on the site. Visitors may also take a survey, which can be used to provide feedback on the conceptual plans.

This project involves stabilizing portions of the shoreline at this facility, including on both Island A and Island B. Additional improvements could include the development of compacted shell designated parking areas and corresponding stormwater management areas, as well as the addition of beach sand, new restrooms on Island A, native plant landscaping and picnic pavilions. Access to existing fishing areas also will be improved.

The interactive web tool can be accessed at https://leegis.leegov.com/CausewayIslands or by going to the Parks Projects page on the County’s website.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners received an update on the project Tuesday at its regularly scheduled work session. View video from the workshop here: https://youtu.be/pUmKZlBGrHI. Visit this link to see the slides from the presentation:

For more information on Lee County Parks & Recreation facilities, visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533- 7275.