Lined with royal palm trees, a tradition originally started by Thomas Edison when he lived part-time at his winter estate, McGregor Boulevard provides a connection between Sanibel Island and Fort Myers. McGregor Boulevard begins in Downtown Fort Myers at U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue) and SR 82 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Angling southwest toward the communities of Iona and Punta Rassa, McGregor Boulevard connects with Sanibel Island via the Sanibel Causeway toll bridge. McGregor Boulevard parallels the Caloosahatchee River for its entire 14.5 mile course.
Florida State Road 867 / County Road 867 Guides
During the latter part of the 2000's, maintenance of the northern 3.4 miles of McGregor Boulevard to Lee County Road 884 (Colonial Boulevard) was turned over from the state to city control. SR 867 was truncated south to the partial interchange with Colonial Boulevard. The state road extends 6.49 miles south from CR 884 to CR 865 (Gladiulus Drive) at Paul Schultz Way.
The three spans that comprise the Sanibel Causeway system were originally opened in 1963, and by 2003 portions were deteriorating to the point of replacement. New spans were constructed parallel to the draw bridge section and two low level sections. The draw bridge section, which often plagued drivers due to constant sailboat traffic, was replaced with a fixed high-level span completed in 2007. The causeway serves as Sanibel and Captiva Islands' only entrance/exit point to mainland Lee County.
Page Updated 12-02-2019.