After more than two years of being closed off, De Navarra Parkway in Cape Coral has reopened through the Estates at Entrada and the Villages of Entrada to connect traffic between Del Prado Boulevard Extension and U.S. 41 in North Fort Myers, announced developer Paul Hardy on Tuesday.
The previous property owner had closed the road pending turnover to Lee County, however as the turnover process is now nearing completion the decision was made to open the roadway to the public.
The four-lane road with divided median now connects and shortens the travel time for southbound traffic heading to U.S. 41 from Del Prado, while providing a primary and a secondary entry into the residential communities of Estates at Entrada and Villages of Entrada.
Barricaded by Lee County for more than two years, DeNavarra Parkway is now open through the Estates of Entrada and the Villages of Entrada to connect traffic between Del Prado Boulevard Extension and U.S. 41 in North Fort Myers.
It also provides the public with better access to businesses at the 40,000-square-foot Entrada Plaza.
"One of the other important aspects is that is reduces traffic backups at the Del Prado Extension and U.S. 41 intersection," Hardy said in a prepared statement.
The Estates at Entrada is a 292-acre development originally zoned for 1,600 single-family, multifamily and townhouses, and 170,000 square feet of retail and office space. An amended zoning approval now allows for the construction of more than 2,000 life care units of assisted living, continuing care and independent living accommodations on four of the property's seven building parcels.
As now approved, the Estates of Entrada might someday be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Florida, officials said.