Published: Oct 01, 2012 11:21 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - There's no deal yet on the engineering contract for Cape Coral's renewed utility expansion project.

Council members say they want more time to study the nearly $8 million proposal.

The city is expected to spend at least $70 million to put in sewer and water lines in the Southwest 6 & 7 areas of Cape Coral.

A vote on the deal is expected in three weeks.