The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a contract to renovate two boat ramps – one in east Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River and another in the greater Pine Island area on Matlacha Pass. Both are popular public launch points for boaters.
The two ramps are the Davis Boat Ramp, 2227 Davis Blvd., Fort Myers, and the Matlacha Boat Ramp, 4577 Pine Island Road Northwest, Matlacha.
The renovations will include repair of the ramps, replacement of the boarding docks and protection at the bottom of the ramps to ensure smooth launching for users. The Davis ramp site will also receive additional docks.
The $339,593 contract with Kelly Brothers Inc. is fully funded through Florida boat registration fees paid by local boaters to the state and returned to Lee County for projects.
The work is expected to begin this spring and be finished later this year. There will be ramp closures required. Specific dates will be announced closer to the start of construction.
For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation’s boat ramps, go to www.leeparks.org. For more information about Lee County Natural Resources’ Marine Division, visit www.leegov.com/naturalresources/marine.