Cape Coral moves forward with road paving plan

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral is moving forward with its five year plan to improve roadways by hiring two contractors to complete nearly $8 million worth of paving.

Monday night the City Council approved entering contracts with Community Asphalt Corp. and Ajax Paving Industries of Florida to pave both local and major roads. The two contracts total $7.8 million.

Some of the major roads getting paved include portions of Diplomat Parkway, El Dorado Boulevard, El Dorado Parkway, Skyline Boulevard, Nelson Road and Kismet Parkway.

Aleyda Molina has lived on Diplomat Parkway for the past eight years and says the road is in desperate need of fixing up.

“The cracks are getting bigger and if they don’t get repaired soon, the road is gonna be a mess around here,” said Molina.

Drivers are forced to avoid dozens of potholes filling the roadways. Many streets also have visible cracks in the pavement.

The city says once the work begins, the contractors have 180 days to finish.

The funding was made possible by the city’s controversial fire assessment fee which collects about $100 from the average homeowner.

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