Sanibel, Fla. — Lee County resumed normal toll operations on Sunday at the Sanibel Causeway.
This completes restoration of the county’s toll system after Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28, 2022.
The county restored tolls on the Cape Coral and Midpoint Bridges in November.
The causeway was damaged during Ian and reopened on October 19, 2022.
The City of Sanibel requires an entry pass which ends on Monday 2nd January.
However, the city’s curfew is in effect from 9pm to 6am daily. Police checkpoints will be set up during curfew hours.
Despite hundreds of emails being sent to the city, the decision to move forward was taken by the city.
A number of residents wrote in stating that the causeway should be accessible only to residents and pass holders.
Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith said the decision was based on recovery, not tourism.
The county toll program will honor the discount program for Sanibel residents who were on the discount program before the storm through January 31st. Residents of Sanibel with power and internet access can renew online at www.leegov.com/tolls. A phone line for updates is also available at 239-533-9297.
Contractors working for Sanibel should visit the website to obtain a free LeeWay transponder and sign up for the program.