FORT MYERS, Fla.- Crews are working to fix a deep hole on a busy in Fort Myers road. Part of the asphalt on McGregor Boulevard has collapsed and now there is a hole on the side of the road, right near Florida Avenue. The city is diverting traffic to make repairs.
"It was big enough for a car tire to disappear in it."
A morning walk along McGregor Boulvard on Sunday, resulted in a scary discovery for Linda Husz. The asphalt along McGregor Blvd. crumbled, creating a hole in the roadway.
"We went and found some orange cones, dragged them over and put them in front of the hole because you couldn't see it driving," said Husz.
The Cty of Fort Myers Public Works says this is not a sink hole. A 300-foot-long, 20-year-old pipe gave way.
"We are just having some pipe failure, we are on top of it, and trying to replace," said Saeed Kazmi.
In fact, the city says they have known about the hole since last week, but temporary repairs didn't fix it.
"The hole started opening up again, we decided we have the money, let's move forward with it," Kazmi told WINK News.
Husz says she hopes it gets fixed the right way. "I hope it's not just another patch job."
The repairs will take about a month at the cost of nearly $190,000.