- The Lee Board of County Commissioners sets priorities annually for the Lee County Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The priorities are grouped into three tiers, with widening of Corkscrew Road to four lanes currently as a Tier Two priority.
The county has four-laning plans for Corkscrew Road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to what is now Bella Terra Boulevard as part of the Corkscrew Road Service Area project from 10 years ago. Significant right-of-way was acquired and permits were obtained. However, those plans will need to be updated to reflect the two lane divided roadway that was built, along with any development entrance improvements constructed since the construction of the road widening. The plans will also need to be updated as necessary for modifications to environmental permits.
Widening Corkscrew Road from Bella Terra Boulevard to Alico Road will be a brand new project. Once authorized, a roadway widening project typically takes five to ten years, depending on permitting requirements and right-of-way acquisition needs.