THE LEE COUNTY MPO FY 2022 THROUGH FY 2026 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 2045 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN WERE ADOPTED FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC HEARING AT THE JUNE 18, 2021 MPO BOARD MEETING.
Every year at this time, the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization develops a Transportation Improvement Program that includes the transportation improvements that are planned to be undertaken over the next five years. The approved FY 2022 through FY 2026 is available for viewing online at: https://leempo.com/wp-content/uploads/Lee-MPO-Draft-TIP-for-FY-21-22-through-FY-25-26.pdf
Hard copies of the document are available by contacting the MPO offices at 239-244-2220. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, faxed to (239)-790-2695 or mailed to P.O. Box 150045 Cape Coral, FL 33915-0045.
The Transportation Improvement Program is updated annually and is approved by the MPO Board in June of each year. The update of the TIP started with the development of transportation priorities in June of 2020, the development and presentation of the tentative work program by FDOT in January of 2021 and with the final adoption at the June 18, 2021 MPO Board meeting. To be eligible for federal funds, a project must be included in the TIP. This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP will satisfy the program of projects requirements for LeeTran .
At the same June 18th MPO Board meeting, a public hearing was also held to amend the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan to add a project for the construction of a sidewalk to the US 41 Caloosahatchee Bridge and to add the capital purchase of technology equipment for LeeTran. This equipment is to be used for bus communications in conjunction with the current US 41 Florida Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) project. The MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan identifies the cost feasible projects for multi-modal transportation improvements through the year 2045. The approved changes to the 2045 Cost Feasible Plan pages can be reviewed here: https://leempo.com/wp-content/uploads/LRTP-Amendment-for-Posting-on-website.pdf. In addition, the MPO conducted a public hearing to consider the multi-modal priorities and these can be reviewed online at: https://leempo.com/wp-content/uploads/T06a.Recommended-Multimodal-Priorities.pdf
Following the public hearing items, the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board also approved the safety funded projects.
All of the above mentioned public hearing items were reviewed and approved at the June 18, 2021 meeting.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Calandra Barraco with the Lee County MPO at 239-330-2243 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired call (800) 955-8770 Voice / (800) 955-8771 TDD. The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or familial status may file a complaint with the Lee County MPO Title VI Coordinator, Calandra Barraco, at 239-330-2243, or in writing at P.O. Box 150045, Cape Coral, Florida 33915-0045.
The TIP for FY 2021/2022 through FY 2025/2026 can be viewed here: TIP