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SUN Trail Project Information

Project Timeline
Construction Phase I: Work Started on May 17, 2021; Anticipated Completion – Winter 2022/2023
Construction Phase II: Anticipated Start – FY 2025 

Project Status
The lead design firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), submitted the final design plans in early 2019. Construction of Phase I began in May 2021. Phase I construction (3.5 miles of trail) is anticipated to last about 18 months. Phase II construction will likely begin in 2025.

Phase I Construction Schedule 

  • Van Buren Parkway
    • Completed in Fall/Winter 2021: Paved the trail, constructed new concrete driveways, street curbing, and final grading.
    • Completed in 2022: Sodding, milling, and resurfacing the existing roadway, pavement markings, and signing.
  • El Dorado Boulevard
    • Completed in Fall/Winter 2021: Paved the trail, constructed new concrete driveways, street curbing, and final grading.
    • Completed in 2022: Sodding, milling, and resurfacing the existing roadway, pavement markings, and signing.
  • Kismet Parkway
    • Completed in Fall/Winter 2021: Started trail pavement and street curbing, installed subbase and base for the trail (ongoing), completed storm drainage installation and future water & sewer sleeves, and installed the pedestrian bridge at Zanzibar Canal.
    • Completed in 2022: Finished subbase and base for the trail, finished trail pavement, completed Kismet 4-lane widening section, concrete driveways, street curbing, and began final grading.


What is the SUN Trail?
The Florida SUN (Shared-Use Nonmotorized) Trail is a statewide system of paved trail corridors for bicyclists and pedestrians.

SUN  Trail projects increase the reliability of Florida’s transportation system.

The Cape Coral SUN Trail
In 2017 the City of Cape Coral received a $1.8 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to design and engineer a SUN Trail segment along Kismet Parkway. The segment will run from Del Prado Boulevard to El Dorado Boulevard, connecting with Van Buren Parkway and the Burnt Store Trail. The total project length is approximately 6.5 miles. The construction of the project will be broken into two phases.

What will the Cape Coral SUN Trail look like?
The project will create a pedestrian and bicyclist connector between the Kismet Parkway sidewalks and the Burnt Store Trail.

Florida Shared Use Non-Motorized

The trail will be 12 feet wide with at least two feet of clear zone on either side.
The trail will fall entirely within the City-owned Right of Way.


Proposed Typical Section

Road Picture


What construction impacts should residents anticipate?

Although the Cape Coral SUN Trail will be constructed within the City-owned Right of Way, movement and staging of construction equipment may require entry onto the privately-owned property. All affected property owners have been asked to submit a Right of Entry agreement to the City.

Traffic lane closures may also be required during construction; at least one lane will remain open for traffic at all times.  

Who can I contact with my questions?
Project Manager: Pimolmas Tan, PE, City of Cape Coral
Project Communications Manager: Barbara Catlin, Quest Corporation of America, Inc.
Phone: 239-207-3760
Email: info@capesuntrailphase1.com