Published: Apr 09, 2013 3:47 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 19, 2013 7:44 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Construction will begin this summer on a new traffic light at a controversial Fort Myers intersection.

There has been a strong push for a signal at Briarcliff Road and Metro Parkway since the extension opened in October. There have been a number of crashes at the intersection, including one that left David Vanaman in a medically-induced coma for days.

The light will cost about $400,000. The county and FDOT will split the bill.