Commissioners Lee Approve Able Canal Shared-Use Trail Design Contract | News, Sports, Jobs


The Lee County Council of Commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve a design contract for the Able Canal’s 6-mile-long shared-use trail in Lehigh Acres.

Florida-based Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. will design a shared-use trail approximately six miles long with a bike / pedestrian bridge, crosswalks, shade structures, landscaping, and other amenities. It will create additional access and connections for pedestrians and cyclists to points of interest and community destinations in the Able Canal Corridor and in Lehigh Acres, from Harns Marsh to Joel Boulevard.

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. was selected following competitive negotiations from among seven proposals for the $ 900,000 design contract. This planned and budgeted project will be fully funded by the Florida Department of Transportation’s local agency program and regional park impact fees.

The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted on April 20 to accept an interlocal agreement with the Lehigh Acres Municipal Service Improvement District that allows Lee County to develop, operate and maintain the linear park along the north side. from the Able Canal to Lehigh Acres.

The trail has the potential to promote healthy recreational activities, as well as provide convenient and safe non-motorized access between many residential, commercial, recreational and civic destinations. This could reduce motor vehicle traffic in Lehigh Acres.

Property is owned by LA-MSID and the district will be closely involved in the design, licensing, construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of the park. The district will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of infrastructure not associated with the linear park project.

For more information on Lee County Parks and Recreation locations, amenities and other special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 239-533-7275 or email [email protected]


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