Business springing up along Daniels Parkway, causing traffic woes

If you drive past the new Amazon distribution center on Treeline Avenue, you’ll see a constant flow of trucks heading out on their way to deliver packages, but you may also end up stuck behind them.

Traffic in the area is only expected to get worse once a new Skyplex development moves down the road on Daniels Parkway.

Neighbors near the new Amazon center say almost every day, around eight in the morning, a collection of white vans lineup at a nearby gas station to fuel up. They say it’s contributing to traffic woes.

Frustrated, Ivette Santini of south Fort Myers said, “Its crazy. I mean it takes a while to get to the pump, and then there are all these vans and they’re in line waiting for the pumps as well, and it’s making me late.”

A row of white vans all lined up at the pump, causing a headache for neighbors like Santini, who stop at the Daniels Parkway gas station on her way to work.

However, these Amazon vans are on a mission. It’s just one of the many new developments on Daniels Parkway, and not everyone is unhappy about it.

Neighbors like Alan Flores say they’re happy Fort Myers is catching traction, “We have a lot of businesses which is a good thing.”

South Fort Myers resident Nicole Philor wonders if Lee County roadways can keep up with all the new developments.

“These larger businesses are coming in and people need to get to work and their jobs and other places so it’s definitely going to affect it,” she said.

Even more commercial projects are scheduled to break ground along Daniels Parkway.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
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