FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- It's your money, and $645,000 of it is being poured in to a construction project on Fort Myers Beach.
The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place for two highly anticipated water projects, signifying the start to much needed change on Fort Myers Beach.
Roads like Estero Boulevard flood during rainy summer months and force islanders to trek through deep water, but the storm water project will help to relieve some of that standing water. The storm drains will collect water at the end of Bayside Streets, where it will then be treated in sanitation tanks. Any debris, oil and/or grease will be separated, so the town can make sure only clean, clear water is folowing into the bay.
Phase one of the project will go from Carolina Avenue, where the main post office is, to Tropical Shore Way, near Topps. For the potable water project, it will replace old utility pipes with updated pipes.
A FEMA grant of more than $645,000 is paying for phase one of the storm water project. The town got these funds after Hurricane Charley.