Published: Feb 04, 2014 6:25 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Construction is underway in many parts of Cape Coral, as the city moves forward with a project hooking homes up to city water, sewer and irrigation, in the Southwest 6, 7 utilities expansion project.    

The sites and sounds of construction are becoming a common occurrence in neighborhoods near Chiquita Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Parkway. 

"My daughter goes up to Trafalgar Middle School, so I had to take the long way around, to get her to school in the morning but otherwise it hasn't been a big deal," said resident Stephanie Fabela. 

The Southwest 6 and 7 utilities expansion project is well underway. Crews are laying the groundwork that will hook more than 6,000 properties up to city sewer water and irrigation.

The entire project is expected to be complete by April 2105. 

"7 contracts, 5 contractors, and they're all in here now. Digging and putting in pipe," explained UEP Manager Paul Clinghan.

Contractors could spend three to four months finishing each section. Linda Eddy's street is more dirt than pavement. While she's not too happy about the price of the project: "It's costing me $26,000," she said. She doesn't mind the construction. Except for perhaps the dust. 

"A lot of dust. A lot of dirt in our driveway. You come in and out of the road and it brings it into the garage," Eddy said.

The city says residents have been calling with questions and concerns. If you have questions, visit

Or call the Citizen's Action Center at (239) 574-0425