IMMOKALEE — All interested members of the public are invited to attend the Immokalee Complete Streets Design/Build Project Public Information Meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 at the CareerSource SWFL, 750 S. Fifth Street, Immokalee, FL 34142. The meeting will be conducted in an informal, open house setting with no formal presentation. Attendees may attend at any time during the two-hour time frame to review the project displays and talk one-on-one with the project team regarding any questions.
The project will create a network of Complete Streets and improve transit by filling in sidewalk gaps, creating bicycle boulevards, adding streetlighting and improving bus stops. These improvements will increase safety and accessibility for all residents of Immokalee. Better facility continuity will not only improve safety but also connectivity, thus promoting greater walking, transit and bicycling activity.
In addition, a new proposed bus transfer station being considered for location next to the Collier County Health Department on Immokalee Drive may include passenger and transit efficiency enhancements such as new bays for the buses to pull off the street, canopy cover for the sheltered transfer of passengers, waiting platforms with benches and trash receptacles, vending machines for food and bus passes, restroom facilities and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.
More than $13 million of the estimated $23 million needed for this project is being funded from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant. This grant was designed to increase the existing pedestrian network by providing new facilities to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians where none currently exist.
Two or more members of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) may be present and participate at this meeting. The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future BCC meeting.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E, Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.
For additional information concerning the project, please contact Project Manager Michael Tisch, FCCM at 239-252-8192 or Michael.Tisch@colliercountyfl.gov. News media inquiries may be directed to Community Liaison Connie Deane at 239-252-8365 or Connie.Deane@colliercountyfl.gov.