The Estero Boulevard Improvements project is a multi-phased project consisting of six, one-mile segments running from Crescent Street to just North of the Big Carlos Pass bridge. The project was coordinated with other utility improvements for Lee County and was completed over the course of several years.

Two major goals of the Lee County project included improving safety for all users (motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians) and addressing the drainage issues on Estero Boulevard to decrease the amount of standing water that accumulates in the streets during rain events and storms. Although not designed to ease seasonal vehicular traffic, the improvements will hopefully encourage travelers to utilize alternative transportation modes such as bicycling, walking or using the trolley.

The scope of work for this project included installation of a new force main, new center lane storm drain, brick pavers, nine-foot-wide sidewalks, trolley stop locations, landscaping, striping, curbing and complete rebuild of the roadway from right-of-way to right-of-way.

Currently, the project is under construction in Segments 5 and 6 and is slated to be completed in December 2021.

Project Features

Infrastructure, Heavy


Utility Improvements


Lee County Government


David Douglas Associates

Delivery Method:

Construction Manager at Risk

Completion Date:

December 2021

Construction Cost:


Square Footage:

31,680 LF Total Project

  • 2017 Lee BIA Summit Award for Best Commercial Contractors Project Infrastructure -$5M-$8M+
  • 2019 Excellence in Construction Award from the ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Rob Phelan, P.E.

Senior Engineer/Project Manager, Lee County Department of Transportation

Chris-Tel Construction has shown excellence in communication with our staff and local stakeholders and diligence in providing quality management throughout. I look forward to working with Chris-Tel Construction for Lee County’s construction management needs for the Estero Boulevard Improvements project for Segment 1 and for future segments.