The new home of the Gateway Eagles will be ready for students in East Lee County this fall. The ribbon cutting for the new three-story state-of-the-art building was held in late May. This 55.6-acre campus is located east of I-75 on the corner of State Road 82 and Griffin Drive in Gateway.

The school broke ground in late 2019 and became the first Lee County School District school to be constructed during the pandemic. Johnson Engineering was the civil engineer responsible for the overall site design of the complex, including a stormwater management plan, environmental assessments, utility infrastructure, roadway and parking areas, and permitting. Working closely with Lee County School District staff, BSSW, Suffolk Construction, and the rest of the design team, we helped keep the project moving forward during the 2020 pandemic and together were able to complete the project ahead of schedule.

The school will offer a variety of customized academic programs to prepare students for specific careers essential to Southwest Florida and beyond. It’s a privilege to be part of this exciting project, knowing the Lee County School
District is working hard to protect our children with high tech security for student safety, as well as refine and improve the educational amenities to better prepare our children with realistic hands-on job-related situations.

For more information contact Dana Hume, PE at mkt@johnsoneng.com.