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Bike path caps a season of construction

By Staff | Oct 29, 2014

A new path leads from the chamber grounds. CRAIG GARRETT

A shared-use bike path under construction is placing the finishing touches on a busy season of street and path upgrades in Sanibel.

The 1,500-foot path along Sanibel Causeway Boulevard will link the island’s chamber of commerce to a network of some 24 miles of biking and pedestrian paths lining the island.

The 8-foot wide asphalt path will head southwest from chamber offices, bend around Periwinkle Way heading west and meandering under a canopy of trees to paths fronting the Bennett’s Fresh Roast, the Lazy Flamingo eatery and to the Dairy Queen, where the path will end at a crosswalk linking riders/walkers to paths on the opposite side of Periwinkle, city engineers said. The project will be completed this season and run some $130,000.

The new path is part of larger resurfacing upgrades on San-Cap Road, Tarpon Bay Road and side work on Pyrula Avenue.