|Published:||Aug 15, 2012 5:29 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 15, 2012 6:46 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- Crews are tearing up the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 8th Street in downtown Naples for a storm water improvement project which should wrap up on Thursday.
The intersection has been closed all week while crews install new pipes underground.
Naples engineering manager Andy Holland says the project will benefit downtown, because water will drain better in case of a bad storm in the area.
The full project, at a cost of about $800,000, will extend to Broad Street and should wrap up in November.
Holland says anytime you have underground work there can be surprises and the weather is a big factor, but he believes they'll have the intersection open on Thursday.
He says they will have to shut off water around 10 a.m. but it should only be for about 30 minutes. That will affect the Bank of America and the 821 building at the intersection.
One business on 5th Avenue tells WINK News that its business has been slower with all of the construction going on.