Immokalee sidewalks ready for school – Immokalee CRA

The Immokalee CRA has been working feverishly over the summer to complete its Colorado Avenue Improvements project in time for the start of the fall school season.

The project included concrete sidewalks, grading & new sod on both sides of Colorado Avenue from South First to South Ninth Streets in the densely populated downtown Immokalee area. Prior to installing the sidewalks, the CRA filled the open drainage ditches with concrete drainage pipe and fill dirt in order to create a level area for the sidewalks along the roadway.   

Colorado Avenue is the primary pedestrian access facility for families accessing both Pinecrest Elementary School and the Immokalee Daycare Center. In an area where families generally escort their young children to and from school, the sidewalks were vital to ensuring pedestrian safety. Prior to the project, families were forced to share the roadway with vehicles due to deep open drainage ditches along both sides of the roadway.  

The CRA funded the project using a combination of local CRA Tax Revenue and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity grant funds totaling approximately $500,000. The project was designed by Edward Tryka III, PE of Naples based Agnoli, Barber & Brundage and constructed by Marquee Development out of Tampa Florida. 

The Immokalee CRA continues to work on project – major and minor – to improve the physical surroundings of Immokalee and its quality of life. You can see some of our ongoing projects here and spend more time on our website exploring all the many aspects of the Immokalee CRA. 

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