Old Route 41 runs through the City of Bonita Springs. The City leaders upgraded it from a rickety old local road to an attractively landscaped street that might -- they hope -- stimulate economic development. They even installed a traffic circle that the locals are struggling to figure out.
Damage to roofs and pool cages and uprooted trees, along with the debris piles, are the most visible damage from Hurricane Irma. But, in many cases the storm redistributed beach sand. Friends on Sanibel have had their beach doubled in depth, receiving sand lost by Captiva.
Doctors Pass is at a vulnerable location in Naples, where Moorings Bay joins the Gulf of Mexico. Collier County has approved a $2 million project to rebuild and extend a jetty and replace the
beach sand that was lost. The project has already begun and will take four months.