Chris-Tel Construction, the construction manager for the City of Cape Coral and the Community Redevelopment Agency’s SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project, is working diligently to construct an improved streetscape in South Cape from Coronado Parkway to SE 15th Avenue.
The SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project is a City of Cape Coral and South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency improvement initiative. CPH, Inc. kicked-off design of the project in March 2017 and Chris-Tel Construction broke ground in January 2018. Anticipated completion of the project is end of year 2018.
Where is the project?
On SE 47th Terrace from Coronado Parkway to SE 15th Avenue in South Cape.
Why is construction starting now?
The City approved the project and the project team received its notice to proceed in January with a deadline of completing the project by the end of the year 2018. It is anticipated the project will take 1 year to complete, and construction will proceed on a block-by-block basis to minimize the impact of construction on SE 47th Terrace. This way, the majority of SE 47th Terrace will be accessible during construction.
What is the project about?
The SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project entails significant infrastructure improvements and the reconstruction of the existing roadway. The improvements consist of the installation of water and sewer upgrades, a roundabout at the intersection of Vincennes Boulevard, and the addition of wide multi-use paths to both sides of the roadway. The improvements also include beautification enhancements along the corridor.
Why design a new streetscape?
The City of Cape Coral and the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) identified SE 47th Terrace as a key district where they could make significant improvements to update the utility infrastructure of this thriving business district and, at the same time, improve the roadway and pathways to enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular traffic in the corridor.
These improvements will position South Cape for future growth bringing needed infrastructure updates while heightening its appeal as an entertainment destination. In turn, these improvements will bring added value to businesses in the corridor.
Why a roundabout?
*Some exhibits include a conceptual design and the final may not include all the features shown. For those exhibits with more details, there may be additions or deletions on the final plan.
At SE 47th Terrace and Vincennes Boulevard, several intersection designs were considered.
A roundabout was proposed as the safest option, and is a recommended intersection design by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for its safety enhancements. In a roundabout, traffic yields to right turns only and pedestrians are crossing only one direction of traffic at a time, and traveling a shorter walking distance too.
Current FDOT policy on roundabouts states that “Roundabouts shall be evaluated on new construction, reconstruction and safety improvement projects, as well as anytime there are proposed changes in intersection control that will be more restrictive than the existing conditions.”
To find out more about the benefits of roundabouts:
FDOT Bulletin on the Benefits of Roundabouts:
To see a video on how vehicles and pedestrians maneuver through a roundabout, click here:https://youtu.be/Rkd0G8ZHxLM
What’s the timeline?
Chris-Tel Construction broke ground on the SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Construction will progress on a block-by-block basis, and the estimated completion is end of year 2018.
Want to know more?
For more information on the project contact our Public Information Specialist at (239) 676-3462 or via email at info@SE47Terrace.com.