Work is well under way on Interstate 75’s Alico Road exit, which is located at Mile Marker 128 in San Carlos Park.
The $32 million Florida Department of Transportation project includes a major reconfiguration of the exit, including a new bridge and drainage system. The southbound I-75 exit onto Alico can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this aerial that looks north to south Fort Myers. The Coca-Cola plant, once considered isolated and in the middle of nowhere on Alico Road, is visible to the right. Drivers coming from the south and wishing to exit onto Alico do so via an off-ramp that is out of camera-shot beyond the lower right corner of this photograph. The project, aimed at enhancing traffic flow to and from Southwest Florida International Airport and Florida Gulf Coast University, both to the east, is expected to wrap up later this fall.