What We Did
The project is located in the Golden Gate Estates region of eastern Collier County, Florida. The Golden Gate Boulevard corridor serves as a major arterial to serve east-west traffic movements from residential owners to urban centers to the west. The project consists of approximately 2.1 miles of 4-lane reconstruction of Golden Gate Boulevard (GGB) from the beginning of the existing four-lane to 2-lane transition east of Wilson Boulevard to 16th Street NE with an end limit of 18th Street NE plus transition tapers to existing roadway. The project also includes widening the existing Golden Gate Main Canal Bridge from two to four lanes, a boat ramp with parking and turnaround area, and reconstructing eight intersections along the project length. Improvements to the corridor have been identified in the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan with traffic projections of over 29,000 vehicles per day. Not only will the project serve to alleviate traffic congestion, it addressed additional needs of the local community and needed safety improvements. The local land use is primarily residential and the roadways are in need of multimodal features. This project incorporated bicycle lanes in both directions, 6-foot sidewalks on both sides of the road, and bus stop features (including shelters and bike racks) for school children at intersections along the route. All intersections provide exclusive right and left auxiliary lanes along with bulb-outs to allow safe U-turn movements.