SC Staff Report
Traffic on Sanibel slowed down slightly in May and June, after record-breaking traffic last year and a busy start to this year. A Sanibel Causeway toll count report released this month by the city shows the combined vehicle count was 41,000 less in those months, but is up by 1.3 percent from January to June.
The number of vehicles crossing the Sanibel Causeway slowed in May and June, after record-breaking traffic last year and a busy start to this year. The vehicle count has reached 1.9 million from January to June, up 1.3 percent over the same time period last year. SC photo by Shannen Hayes
The 303,569 vehicles counted in May was a 6 percent decrease compared to May 2021, when traffic topped 300,000 vehicles the first time for that month. The number of vehicles dipped to 279,042 in June, a 7 percent decrease compared to the record-high 300,788 vehicles counted in June 2021.
The toll booth count from January to June has reached 1.9 million vehicles, a 1.3 percent increase or 25,007 more vehicles compared the same time period last year. The toll report for July will be released in August with the city council agenda.
Lee County owns and operates the scenic Sanibel Causeway and has jurisdiction over Causeway Islands A and B. Sanibel receives a percentage of the toll funds.