Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette From Keep Lee County Beautiful
On March 12, 2017, Keep Lee County Beautiful teamed up with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and a local youth group to clean up an abandoned homeless camp in Lehigh Acres. This camp, which was located off S. Loop Rd behind the Post Office, contained over 6,000 pounds of trash and debris. Progressive Waste Solutions provided a 20-yard roll off dumpster and the disposal of the collected trash.
All lanes of SR-82 are shut down from Gunnery Road to Shawnee Road following a serious crash. There are heavy delays in the area.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
The Lee County Department of Transportation (LC DOT) and their contractor, Stevens and Layton, Inc., have begun construction to widen Homestead Road to four lanes from south of Sunrise Boulevard to the north of Alabama Road. This work will also add lighting, improve drainage and install new underground utilities.
The website at http://homesteadroadwidening.com will keep you updated throughout the project including the Closures/Detours page for updates.
Written by LCSO Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the MedicAlert Foundation, has announced a free program aimed to protect community members with dementia and autism who are at risk for wandering emergencies. Through the new program, the Sheriff Office will now be able to enroll local residents and their caregivers into the MedicAlert national registry/database to receive a free medical identification bracelet and 24/7 emergency support services.
MedicAlert Foundation’s L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Agency Portal) program is a nationwide collaboration between the foundation and local law enforcement agencies who wish to participate by enrolling residents and their caregivers in MedicAlert’s national online registry database.
Families interested in participating in this free program should contact the Lee County Sheriff Office Senior Services Unit at 258-3286.
It’s done Lehigh Acres OFFICIALLY has a permanent Fire Chief. The contract will be signed in a couple of days after a minor word changes. Congratulations to Fire Chief Robert Dilallo.