Members of the Lehigh Acres Economic Development Board, among others, advocated the project. The roundabout, a circular intersection in which motorists travel in one direction around a central island, would be similar to the one at Sunshine Boulevard and 23rd Street West.
Commissioners gave staff with the Lee County Department of Transportation direction to proceed with construction after a unanimous vote.
Residents were hesitant about the project at a public workshop in April, but the Lehigh Community Council and the Lehigh Community Planning Panel both supported the effort. At the workshop, staff said the project would cost approximately $450,000.