The city of Cape Coral, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Lee County Department of Transportation will celebrate the completion of the Del Prado Boulevard Improvement Project with a Grand Opening & Family Fun Walk Saturday, May 21. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 9 a.m. followed by a one-mile Family Fun Walk from 10 a.m. to noon.
Throughout the walk, guests can visit the various booths to gather giveaways and information from local businesses. There will be plenty of parking available at the northeast corner of Del Prado Boulevard and Diplomat Parkway. The entire event is free and open to the public.
As part of the city of Cape Coral’s Five-Year Roadway Improvement Program, Del Prado Boulevard was widened from four to six lanes, resurfaced and realigned at the S.R. 78/Pine Island intersection. Motorists and pedestrians along this 2.3-mile stretch of Del Prado Boulevard also now benefit from two wider bridges, three new off-site bridges, street lighting, new traffic signals, curb, storm drainage, landscaping and 10-foot-wide multi-use paths. The total cost for the right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of both the roadway and bridges came to $42 million.
For more information about this project, contact Maricelle Venegas, public information specialist, at 239-707-9050, or visit our project website at www.capecoraltransportation.com