FORT MYERS, FL- Business owners along Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers are meeting today to go over their options to the proposed flyover. The $400 million project would build an elevated toll road over Colonial's major intersections so traffic could go on without stopping from Cape Coral to Interstate 75.
Some of the business along Colonial are worried if drivers don't have to stop, they'll pass right by their stores and ruin their bottom line. They're going to talk about alternatives to the flyover project that don't have such an impact on their livelihoods. The meeting starts at 10am inside Fort Myers Toyota.
Right now, the flyover project is on hold. The Lee County Commissioners are waiting for a long range transportation study to be finished later this year before making anymore decisions.