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Commissioners approve $2.3 million contract to resurface roads in Lehigh Acres

Posted at 11:20 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 23:20:32-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Neighbors are frustrated with the poor road conditions in in Lehigh Acres.

To fix the problem, Lee County commissioners are continuing to pour a lot of money to improve nearly 100 neighborhood roads.

One neighbor said there are several potholes on her street, and it affects her driving habits.

“I take a certain route and I have to avoid the holes,” said Megan York. “They’ve come by and patched them, but the holes always come back.”

York was glad to hear commissioners approved a $2.3 million contract to improve neighborhood streets in Lehigh.

“I’m really excited, after six years, my girls will be ecstatic to ride their bikes,” said York.

Commissioners said its part of their plan to invest $5 million a year to resurface roads, eventually smoothing over 60 miles.

They're also making other changes which include improving drainage along the way.

There’s no word yet on when this project will be completely finished.