Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:44 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- After more than two years of being closed off, De Navarra Parkway has reopened through the Estates at Entrada and the Villages of Entrada to connect traffic between Del Prado Boulevard Extension and U.S. 41 in North Fort Myers.

The previous property owner had closed the road pending turnover to Lee County. However, as the turnover process is now nearing completion, the decision was made to open the roadway to the public. The four-lane road with divided median now connects and shortens the travel time for southbound traffic heading to U.S. 41 from Del Prado, while providing a primary and a secondary entry into the residential communities of Estates at Entrada and Villages of Entrada. It also provides the public with better access to businesses at the 40,000-square-foot Entrada Plaza.