The Corkscrew Road Traffic Study analyzes existing and future traffic conditions. Existing traffic counts have been collected. Future traffic counts are estimated using manual and model methods. The manual method includes projecting growth based on trend analysis. The model method uses the FDOT transportation model to predict future traffic volumes.
Study area committed projects (programmed through construction in the next five years) included in the 2026 analysis:
- Three Oaks Parkway north four-lane extension from Alico Road to Daniels Parkway
- Alico Road four-laning from east of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Airport Haul Road
- State Road 82
- Widen to six lanes from Colonial/Lee Boulevard to Shawnee Road (under construction)
- Widen to six lanes from Shawnee Road to Alabama Road
- Widen to four lanes from Alabama Road to the Hendry County line
- I-75 at Corkscrew Road minor interchange (turn lane) improvements
Planned study area transportation projects without programming for construction in a current five year work program, therefore these improvements are not included in the 2026 analysis:
- Alico Connector > MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Cost Feasible Projects (2031-2040)
- Alico Road widen to four lanes from Airport Haul Road to Alico Connector > MPO LRTP Cost Feasible Projects
- Corkscrew Road widen to four lanes from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Preserve(/Bella Terra) > MPO LRTP Cost Feasible Projects (2021-2025)
- Corkscrew Road widen to four lanes from Preserve(/Bella Terra) to Alico Road > MPO LRTP Cost Feasible Projects (2026-2030)
- Estero Parkway extension two lanes from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Corkscrew Road > MPO LRTP Needs Plan.
- I-75 widen to eight lanes from Collier County line to Luckett Road > MPO LRTP Needs Plan
- I-75 at Corkscrew Road minor interchange (turn lane) improvements > MPO LRTP Needs Plan
Video of Traffic on Corkscrew
Video taken on Friday, Nov, 3rd and Monday Nov. 6th, 2017
These observations and videos were taken by a nonprofessional in the field of traffic studies over a two-day period.
Friday, November 3, 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Corkscrew Road rush hour traffic flow remained light until nearing 1-75 NB.
Heavier traffic noted for left turns on Corkscrew Road near Three Oaks Parkway and left turns onto Corkscrew Road from Corkscrew Woodlands Blvd.
Traffic directed by a posted sign "Only one car at a time in the median" at Corkscrew Woodlands Blvd. Making a left turn onto Corkscrew Road can be difficult.
Patched and damaged roadways noted near Corkscrew and Alico Roads.
No issues turning into Miromar Outlets from either direction off of Corkscrew Road.
Monday, November 6, 7 – 9:00 a.m.
Morning rush hour had increased truck traffic. Alico Road has more truck traffic than Corkscrew Road.
East of Ben Hill Griffin Road, westbound traffic bottlenecked for miles.
Pinewoods Elementary School incoming eastbound traffic was heavy. A long turn lane into the school permits unimpeded travel; however, exiting the school causes blockage at the intersection.
Heavy traffic noted during left turns from Bella Terra Community onto Corkscrew.
Rush hour traffic moved smoothly west of I-75 to US 41 and on Three Oaks Parkway in all directions.
These observations and videos were taken by a nonprofessional in the field of traffic studies during one day.
Friday, February 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.
Traffic running smooth for westbound traffic.
Most vehicles make it through the light in a timely manner, turning from Corkscrew Road onto the I-75 ramp.
Eastbound traffic, approaching I-75 ramp gets backed up almost immediately.
Vehicles often do not make it through several cycles of the green light.