FORT MYERS, Fla-- The City of Fort Myers is installing a new sanitary sewer main between the South and Central Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants.
The project however means some roads will be closed.
Starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Michigan Ave. will be closed at Raleigh St. for crews to work underground.
Crews will install the pipes along Raleigh St. to Indian St., to Palm Avenue, and south to just past Lime Street.
This connection will allow more wastewater to flow to the Central plant where the City produces reclaimed water.
Drivers can use use High Street, 2nd Street, and the temporary road (Ford Street) at the eastern end of 2nd Street to avoid the closed intersection.
Michigan Avenue will be open to local traffic only between High Street and the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Residents on Raleigh Street, north of Michigan Avenue may need to use the temporary roadway at the north end of Billie Street to access their properties.
The entrance to the cemetery will remain open.
This detour will remain in place during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours through the end of the year or until work is completed. This schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen underground conditions. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should use caution.
The project is expected to be complete in early 2018.