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Construction crews are set to begin working on the “Diverging Diamond Interchange Project” starting at Colonial Boulevard and I-75, according to FDOT.

The new traffic improvement project started on January 11th and aims to improve the accessibility to I-75 and will bring a continuous traffic flow to the intersection of Six Mile Cypress Parkway/ Ortiz Avenue.

I-75 will be widened to add an auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial to MLK Boulevard and emergency stopping sites will be added at each exit.

The Diverging Diamond Interchange is going to cost upwards of $52.7 million and is expected to be completed in 2024.

This project became a necessity after a 24% increase in population in Lee County.

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This article was written by Melvin Vigo~ Melvin Vigo is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Program Director. He's a sucker for ice cream and a good Netflix show. When he's not working, he's probably napping, watching endless Tik Tok videos or at the dog beach. Because why not? You can connect with Melvin on Instagram @mr.hernanlugo