THE SE 47TH TERRACE STREETSCAPE PROJECT IS COMPLETE!
Why design a new streetscape?
The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Cape Coral identified SE 47th Terrace as a key district where funds could be put to good use by improving its roadway and pedestrian paths. 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.
The proposed design for the SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project involves the reconstruction of the existing roadway to include a roundabout at the intersection of Vincennes Boulevard and SE 47th Terrace, addition of 18 foot-wide multi-use paths to both sides of the roadway and incorporation of beautification enhancements along the corridor as well as installation of water, sewer, irrigation, and stormwater drainage upgrades.
Public wi-fi was also added to this area. Informational kiosks will be installed along SE 47th Terrace soon.
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 is 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:
Information on roundabouts:
To see a video on how vehicles and pedestrians maneuver through a roundabout, click here: https://youtu.be/Rkd0G8ZHxLM
Where is the project?
On SE 47th Terrace from Coronado Parkway to SE 15th Avenue in South Cape.
What’s the timeline?
The SE 47th Terrace Streetscape project broke ground in January 2018 and was completed. There was a dedication ceremony on February 5, 2019.
What was the project cost?
The final project costs are being finalized, however the project cost did not exceed the approx. $13.1 million budget that was established when the contract was approved.