PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amy Davies, Lee County Department of Transportation

SANIBEL CAUSEWAY TOLL INCREASES TO $6 MONDAY 12:01 A.M.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 29, 2004) A reminder to residents who use the Sanibel Causeway: The cash toll will increase from $3 to $6 beginning Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. (same as Sunday midnight). Those with discount toll programs (transponders) already should have renewed their particular discount program during the annual LeeWay renewal period, which runs from September 15 through October 30 (Saturday). The LeeWay Service Center, 1366 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers at the foot of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to process any walk-in late renewals. The toll is being increased to pay for the replacement of the three Causeway bridges - a project that will cost about $108 million