Siesta Key Gets New Route To Ease Traffic

For those who want to visit Siesta Key without the trouble and stress of going through the choked streets and parking lots, this is good news. From Saturday, a new bus route linking Westfield Southgate mall all the way to Turtle Beach.

Called Route 10, the approval for this new link came on Tuesday from the commissioners in charge of the Sarasota County. The new route will increase the service to the southern flank of the ever-busy key. The line is scheduled to operate approximately every hour from 9.12am to 10.07 pm. As of now, Siesta Key is supplied by Route 11, which will now be linked to Route 10. The limitations for the old route and regular complaints are that the buses are always overcrowded and they do not go beyond Stickney Point Road. With the opening of Route 11, passengers will be able to go even further down south.

There will now be stops at Siesta Beach, and also at the clusters of shops, restaurants and bars that line up Siesta Key Village. The stops will be every 20 to 25 minutes. This is a step in the right direction because many of the visitors who stay on Siesta Key do not rely on car hire but depend on the local transport system. That explains why many of the locals and residents are quite excited about the new development.

Major Upgrade For The 100-Year-Old Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course

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Everyone is excited for the long-awaited major upgrade for the Fort Myers Country Club golf course. The famous golf course is currently closed for its major facelift. It will stay closed until almost the end of the year  for its $5.8 million dollar renovation. Fort Myers Country Club golf course is currently empty and will stay that way for the next six months.

The funding for the major renovation for the Fort Myers Country Club golf course will not come out of the city coffers. It will not be the taxpayers who will pay for the upgrade. Instead, it will be funded by the fees collected over the years and expected grant money.

There are a lot of planned changes that will be beneficial for the residents, the golfers, and those who are just passing by. Every now and then, engineers are updating the rendering design for neighbors and onlookers to see what can be expected after the changes are made.

The major change will be on the front Nine. There will also be changes on the Four and Five. Newer landscaping will be added. Two kinds of grasses will be seen on the rolling fairways that will be comparable to some of the best courses in the country. A storm water retention basin will be added. Furthermore, the irrigation system will undergo major improvements so that the course can stay open even after the heaviest rain.

The Fort Myers Country Club golf course is expected to reopen November 1. It is expected that with the major upgrade in one of the oldest golf course in Fort Myers, real estate prices (www.fortmyersrealestate.com) of nearby homes will definitely increase.