Ortiz Avenue Widening Project
From Colonial Boulevard (SR 884) to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (SR 82)
About The Project
Lee County is preparing a complete street design for the four-lane widening of Ortiz Avenue from Colonial Boulevard (SR 884) to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (SR 82), a 1.7 mile corridor. Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Long Range Transportation Plan has identified the widening of Ortiz Avenue from Colonial Boulevard (SR 884) to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (SR 82) from two to four lanes as a priority. Additionally, Ortiz Boulevard serves as a relief facility to I-75 during periods of heavy congestion. The project will accommodate future widening to six lanes.
The plans include roadway transitions from the existing and/or planned roadway sections approaching both the Colonial Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersections as well as transitions to the newly constructed Hanson Street roundabout. The project also includes 7-foot-wide bicycle lanes, a 10-foot-wide trail on the west side of the road, a 6 foot-wide sidewalk on the east side of the road, and lighting throughout the corridor.