Published: Oct 22, 2012 10:48 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fl. - It's your money and Cape City Council has voted to restart the controversial utility expansion project.

Council members  approved an agreement with engineering firm, Tetra Tech for more than 7-point-6 million dollars.

The firm will be in charge of the project putting city water and sewer in the southwest sixth and seventh sections of the Cape.

City leaders say construction will cost about 80 million dollars.

"We have bidding planned for May of next year so if everything goes according to the current schedule that was presented during the rfp than by the middle of next year we should be turning dirt," says Mike Ilczyszyn with the City.

City leaders will go before the State in January to request low interest loans which will help lower the cost for residents.