Travel in between Gateway and Lehigh Acres will be even more difficult this weekend, as the Florida Department of Transportation is closing Daniels Parkway at SR-82, as well as Gunnery Road at SR-82.

The closures begin at 10:00pm tonight (May 18) and end on Monday morning (May 21) at 6:00am.

SR-82 itself will remain open. You can travel on SR-82 in both directions, you just will not be able to turn left or right on to Daniels or Gunnery.

If you need to get to the eastern part of Lehigh Acres, your best bet is to take Griffin Drive to the traffic light, go straight across SR-82, then turn right on to Leonard Boulevard.

Fortunately the closure is only lasting the weekend. Had they attempted to do this during the work week an already difficult commute would become a total disaster.

The traffic situation has been absolutely terrible for residents of Lehigh Acres, and the domino effect has definitely spilled over in to Gateway as Lehigh residents use our roads to get to and from Fort Myers.

Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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