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SUN Trail Project Information


Project Timeline

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

Project Status

The lead design firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), submitted 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.
    • Upcoming in Spring/Summer 2022: Sodding, mill and resurface 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.
    • Upcoming in Spring/Summer 2022: Sodding, mill and resurface existing roadway, pavement markings, and signing.
  • Kismet Parkway
    • Completed in Fall/Winter 2021: Started trail pavement and street curbing, installed subbase and base for trail (ongoing), completed storm drainage installation and future water & sewer sleeves, and installed the pedestrian bridge at Zanibar Canal.
    • Upcoming in Spring/Summer 2022: Finish subbase and base for trail, finish trail pavement, complete Kismet 4-lane widening section, concrete driveways, street curbing and begin final grading.


Construction Phase 1 Open House was held on May 12, 2021. 
Open House Presentation Link:      (link) SUN Trail Phase I_Open House Presentation_Video.mp4


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. 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 City-owned Right of Way, movement and staging of construction equipment may require entry onto 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