Immokalee Construction projects moving along on schedule.

Two major street projects are moving on – or ahead of – schedule in Immokalee. 

The storm water drainage project at the western end of Immokalee Drive and the sidewalk construction project on Colorado Avenue will, when completed, make Immokalee a much drier and safer community

The larger of two projects is the $2.1 million storm water drainage system, sidewalks and roadway improvements to Immokalee Drive, which began at North 16th Street and moved to the west.

The second, which is primarily a pedestrian safety initiative, is a $500,000 drainage installation and sidewalk construction project along both sides of Colorado Avenue, from South First to South Ninth Streets in the vicinity of Pinecrest Elementary School.  

Money for both projects came through Collier County government by way of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) after being appropriated by the U.S. Congress as part of the long-term Disaster Recovery Initiative, approved by the U.S. Congress.

The Immokalee Drive project is the first to be design jointly with the Big Cypress Basin, a subdivision in Collier and Lee counties of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The district provided $200,000 of engineering services to the project.

The Immokalee CRA completed last December a $3.5 million storm water collection system in South Immokalee.

 

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