Published: Feb 28, 2013 10:14 PM EST
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 10:16 PM EST

Fort Myers Beach, Fl.- The Estero Boulevard project spans six miles from Crescent Street to Big Carlos Pass.   

Island residents and visitors at today's public meeting had questions and concerns about the number of lanes that stretch across Estero Boulevard, and many do not want to see that center turn lane disappear.

The master plan is set to be done in six different phases, completing one mile at a time.

Back in 2000, a street scape master plan was done, but the plans were never laid out. Now, the preliminary plans are being shown to the community. Some of the items include a bike lane, a trolley pull off, and ways to ease traffic on the north end of the island.

The county tells us it will be about a year before this project gets underway. At this time there is only $7,000,000 available for this $40,000,000 project. That's enough money to fund one mile of this six mile project.