McGregor Blvd. is often backed up this time of year at the intersection of Colonial Blvd. Sometimes it can take 3 to 4 traffic lights just to get through the intersection.
New construction slated to begin at the end of the month from Colonial Blvd. to Poinciana could make, as many say, expected delays much worse.
Many wonder why they would decide to begin this project now, instead of waiting until after Easter when there is less congested traffic flows in the area? Further inquiry reveal the project is proposed to be finished by Fall 2018, meaning the sooner it begins the better chance of completion by "Snow Bird Season" 2018.
The project is a necessary evil, since similar to the low lying areas of Fort Myers Beach (where major reconstruction for drainage purposes is ongoing) this stretch of McGregor Blvd. floods during rainy season, specifically north of the Country Club, where they will be replacing drainage pipes in hopes to relieve this issue.
Included in the plans, the project will update crosswalks, replace sidewalks where needed and resurface the road, yet the overall look of the Boulevard should not change.
We recommend alternate routes of travel when headed downtown Fort Myers.