|Published:||Jan 29, 2013 1:17 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 29, 2013 5:24 PM EST|
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- After two deadly accidents, the main drag through Fort Myers Beach is about to undergo some changes. Estero Boulevard will get new safety features designed to protect pedestrians.
Street lights are going in near crosswalks at Red Coconut RV. Town officials say visibility can be a great concern at night, and they are looking to set a new standard on how much light is at pedestrian-heavy areas.
Some of the other projects the beach working on you might have already seen, like banners warning drivers to be alert. Many residents are welcoming this extra push for safety.
Still to come along Estero, we're told are "pedestrian islands" or "refuge spots," which will allow the walker a safe spot to stop in the middle of crossing the street, like a median. Two of those will go in eventually near the Estero Beach and Tennis Club and near the Holiday Inn.
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