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CONTACT: Kris Cella, Cella & Associates, Inc. 239-337-1071 FAX: 239-337-1076 Kcella@cella.cc

Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Study Community Meeting To Be Held September 23, 2003 Informational Television Broadcast to Begin Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 8 p.m. Fort Myers, FL, August 29, 2003 - The Lee County Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today the following opportunities for the public to give their input on the Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Study. A Community Meeting will be held on Sanibel on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Sanibel Community Center, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The updated costs and documents prepared for the Reevaluation Study of Bridge A will be available for review and comment. Computer generated renderings of the three replacement alternatives for Bridge A and aesthetics options for the entire causeway improvements project will also be available. The public is encouraged to view enhancements such as open railing, concrete colors and decorative textures that are being considered for the project design. Renderings of the proposed toll plaza will also be on display at the Community Meeting. Comcast Cable will broadcast a 15-minute informational slide show on the Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Study on the Lee County Government Channel, Comcast Cable Channel 11, beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2003. The show will be broadcast Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m.