The Lee County Department of Transportation (LC DOT) and their contractor, Stevens and Layton, Inc., began construction in March 2017 to widen Homestead Road to four lanes from south of Sunrise Boulevard to north of Alabama Road. This work will also add lighting, improve drainage and install new underground utilities.
The new road design for Homestead Road is shown below. From south of Sunrise Boulevard to Pinewood Boulevard is a four-lane divided highway with two 11-foot travel lanes in each direction (see Segment 1). From Pinewood Boulevard to north of Alabama Road is a five-lane highway with two 11-foot travel lanes in each direction and a 12-foot directional center turn lane (see Segment 2). Four-foot on-road bicycle lanes are included in the widening. A six-foot sidewalk will be constructed on both sides of the roadway.
What to Expect During Construction
The contractor has begun the installation of the new water lines, force main and drainage structures. The widening portion will begin after underground utilities are completed and crews will work from the south end of the project to the north to build the roadway. The contractor will maintain both directions of traffic. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours. Local area residents and businesses will have access at all times during construction.