Lee County 78A measures 3.6 miles in length between Cape Coral and North Fort Myers, connecting SR 78 (Pine Island Road) near Del Prado Boulevard with both U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue) and U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail). The county road doubles as Pondella Road along its entire course, and serves as a short cut to reach Fort Myers from eastern Cape Coral.


Lee County 78A east
CR 78A (Pondella Road) curves east beyond its beginning with SR 78 (Pine Island Road) opposite a set of shopping centers into North Fort Myers. The former alignment of Pondella Road (Old Pondella Road) otherwise enters from the right ahead. Photo taken 11/28/13.
Pondella Road meets Orange Grove Boulevard and McNeill Road at a signalized intersection. Orange Grove Boulevard heads south connecting CR 78A with Hancock Bridge Parkway and Birkdale Avenue in Cape Coral. McNeill Road extends north a short distance serving the Pine Echo subdivision. Photo taken 11/28/13.
Barrett Road stems north to SR 78 as April Lane continues south into the Suburban Park neighborhood. Photo taken 11/28/13.
CR 78A (Pondella Road) east intersects Moody Road ahead of Hancock Creek. Moody Road stems south to Hancock Bridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Photo taken 11/28/13.
The next major crossing along Pondella Road is with U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue). U.S. 41 follows an early 1960's alignment through North Fort Myers, connecting Pondella Road (CR 78A) with Downtown Fort Myers to the south and Punta Gorda to the north. Photo taken 11/28/13.
Confirming marker for Lee County 78A standing beyond U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue). The county road continues 0.6 miles to its end at U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail). Photo taken 11/28/13.
CR 78A (Pondella Road) concludes its 3.6-mile course through North Fort Myers at this signalized intersection with U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail), opposite Cardinal Drive. U.S. 41 Business overlays Tamiami Trail between U.S. 41 to the north and SR 80 (First Street) east of Downtown Fort Myers.
Cardinal Drive extends east into the Holeusa Estates neighborhood. Photo taken 11/28/13.
Lee County 78A west
Traveling west from U.S. 41 Business (Tamiami Trail), drivers pass this first confirming marker for Lee County 78A (Pondella Road). CR 78A follows the five lane arterial to its end opposite a set of shopping centers at SR 78 (Pine Island Road). Photo taken 07/05/11.
Piney Road enters from the north ahead of the angled intersection with U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue). U.S. 41 regionally connects CR 78A with Fort Myers and Naples to the south and Punta Gorda and Sarasota to the north. Photo taken 07/05/11.
U.S. 41 overlays Cleveland Avenue as it follows an angled course through North Fort Myers, meeting Pondella Road (CR 78A) near commercial centers. Cleveland Avenue continues U.S. 41 south to Downtown and central Fort Myers and north to SR 78 (Pine Island Road) and the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41 Business). Photo taken 07/05/11.
This confirming marker for CR 78A is posted beyond U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue). The county road continues three miles west to Cape Coral. Photo taken 07/05/11.
Moody Road travels south from this traffic signal to Hancock Bridge Parkway and Skyline Drive near the western limits of North Fort Myers. The local road ends ahead of the Caloosahatchee River. Photo taken 07/05/11.
Pondella Road (CR 78A) west at Barrett Road and April Lane. Barrett Road advances northerly to SR 78 (Pine Island Road) near Corbett Road while April Lane continues south to Iris Drive in the Suburban Park subdivision. Photo taken 07/05/11.
CR 78A (Pondella Road) continues west to Orange Grove Boulevard and McNeill Road. McNeill Road spokes north into the Pine Echo neighborhood as Orange Grove Boulevard stems south to Hancock Bridge Parkway and the Lochmoor Waterway Estates neighborhood. Photo taken 07/05/11.
CR 78A (Pondella Road) bends northwest ahead of its end at SR 78 (Pine Island Road) opposite the Del Prado Crossing and Northpoint shopping centers. SR 78 follows Pine Island Road through central Cape Coral along a growing commercial corridor, connecting with Matlacha to the west and North Fort Myers to the east. Photo taken 07/05/11.



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07/05/11, 11/28/13 by AARoads

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Page Updated 07-10-2014.