SR 82 Design from Homestead Road to Lee/Hendry County Line
Proposed improvements include expanding SR 82 from the existing two-lane road to a four-lane road, expandable to six lanes in the future. The corridor will have a median separating two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, seven-foot buffered bicycle lanes, a five-foot sidewalk on the north side of the road and a 10-foot shared use path on the south side of the road.
With the addition of a median through this segment, FDOT develops a plan for median openings and turn lanes. How median openings are spaced and where they are placed assist in more efficient traffic movement on the highway, reduction of crashes, and enhanced safety for pedestrians. Median openings allow access to side streets and allow left turn and U-turn opportunities. Early public involvement and comments are important during development of the median plan. Comments suggesting changes made late in the process cannot be incorporated into design plans.