Published: Jun 09, 2010 12:25 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 08, 2010 8:21 PM EDT

Lee County, Fla - State officials are at a cross-roads saying looking two decades into the future is short sighted.

A blue print of what roadways might look like 50 years from now is making its way to Lee County. The Florida Department of Transportation is on 12-city swing, outlining steps to tackle traffic in the coming decades.

 

"The increase in population, visitors will put a major demand on our transportation system", said Kathleen Neil with DOT.

Officials with Lee Tran, Collier Area Transit and the Southwest Florida Expressway Authority gather to talk population growth, tourism and travel trends. 

The 2010 Census found one out of every 5 commuters work in one county, but live in another.

Lee County already has plans in the works aimed at easing traffic now along major roadways. A proposed Colonial Boulevard fly-over project would create express lanes connecting I-75, though the project is being met with some criticism by local business. Smaller projects include an overpass at College and Summerlin.