Traffic on Causeway Reaches Historic Highs Over Summer

by SC Publisher Shannen Hayes | file photo by SC Assoc. Publisher Chuck Larsen

Traffic on the Sanibel Causeway reached historic highs this summer and is up by nearly 25 percent for the year. The latest toll count report shows traffic remained down the first two months, but strongly rebounded in March and broke records in May, June and July.

April nearly broke the record for that month, when 330,664 vehicles were counted at the toll plaza. That was only two hundred vehicles shy of the record set in 2001. Traffic on the bridge in May increased by 46 percent compared to May 2020 with a total of 323,157 vehicles – a historic high.

The number of vehicles in June and July rose by 20 percent compared to last year. And the vehicle count for those two months reached 300,000-plus vehicles each for the first time. From January to July, a total of 2,190,569 vehicles have crossed the causeway, an increase of 24.69 percent compared to the same time last year.

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