Fort Myers docks undergoing erosion repairs

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 09:00:49-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The City of Fort Myers is working to restore crumbling docks at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin along the Caloosahatchee River.

Certain areas are taped off because they've eroded and pose a danger to the public. The city says a few areas still need work, but most of the docks have been restored.

And they say the city hasn't lost any money due to the temporary closures.

"There is about 245 boat slips at the yacht basin, and all but about 20 of them have received some pretty extensive renovation.  Unfortunatley there’s about 20 that are still in need of a little repair and the wood is starting to have some problems," says city spokesperson Kristen O’Donnell.

The city is thinking of replacing each dock with a floating dock. That would cost about $1.7 million.