FORT MYERS, Fla. - A controversial flyover project is up for discussion again. Lee County leaders met Friday morning with concerned citizens about the future of Colonial Boulevard.
Work on the Colonial Blvd. project has been put on hold by the Lee County commissioners pending more study. This project would add a series of flyovers on Colonial Boulevard between Fowler Street and the Forum, East of Interstate 75.
The 400 million dollar project has been on hold since June.
The county has already spent nearly 4 million dollars studying the Colonial flyover concept. The Metropolitan Planning Organization has to come up with a long range transportation plan by the end of this year.
The MPO will be holding a public hearing today and many of the business owners around here are concerned about what it will do to their business.
"Here at the restaurant we think its going to hurt our sales," said Jerry Johnson, Alli-gators bar and grill.
The public hearing today will be at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council office on Victoria Avenue in Fort Myers.
It will follow the MPO board meeting which starts at 9.