Both the CRA and the MSTU offered letters of support for the TIGER IX application submitted to U.S. Department of Transportation by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners. The Growing Connections to Create Mobility Opportunities in Immokalee will further implement the vision to redevelop Immokalee into a safe pedestrian/multi-modal community. This project will target specific high-traffic pedestrian areas identified in the Immokalee Walkability Community Study adopted in 2011.
Summary of Project’s Estimated Schedule and Milestones
Notification of TIGER Grant: Spring 2018
Coordination with FDOT and FHWA: On-going
Collier County budget/funding available for match: October 2018
Planned Completion of National Environmental: Winter 2019
Policy Act (NEPA) Review (by FDOT and FTA):
Planned TIGER Agreement Execution: Spring 2020
Planned Start of Project Design/Build: Winter 2020
Planned Construction Substantial Completion Date: Winter 2023
Final TIGER Grant Reporting Requirement: Spring 2027
• FHWA grant funds (80% = $13,132,691)
• County match funds (20% = $3,283,173)
The project will construct complete streets improvements in Immokalee including approximately 20 miles of new sidewalks, a bike boulevard network, a shared-use path, street lighting, bus shelters, a new transit center, landscaping, drainage improvements, and intersection and traffic calming retreats.