Over two years ago is when it all started. Why? ... because the water lines coming into Fort Myers Beach were giving up.
Monthly and sometimes weekly one would burst in our neighborhood and we would be without water, then came the boil water notices. When the lines coming in were working well, something would break in the ones going out....
So naturally the whole island was ecstatic when we found out the water lines, in and out were getting replaced! which brings us back to the beginning of this article, that was over two years ago and the first leg of the work is just now finishing up.
The top layer of asphalt was just ‘finished’ this past week and the lines are even painted on Estero Blvd.
I say finishing up because the connection to all the side streets are still awaiting their top layer.
Two years in the making and I’m not sure if they have completed a whole mile yet from Times Square, I was thinking of pacing it off the other day but it was about 90 degrees out so that was out of the question, but I know that the Neptune Inn is about a half mile from the bridge so saying it’s a mile is being generous to say the least.
I keep reminding myself of all the bursting pipes of yesteryear and I know it is a necessary evil, but if you talk to any of the locals....an evil it has been.