Cape Coral neighborhood fed up with living in the middle of a construction zone

It’s taking homeowners’ time, money and a lot of patience, but a massive project in Cape Coral is almost done.

Soon, one neighborhood will finally connect to the city’s sewer and irrigation.

Many homeowners in the neighborhood are still living right in the middle of a construction zone. Two years later, the city says the project is finally nearing completion.

Jorge Tinoco is one of the many neighbors tired of living in the construction zone.

“We have the, like I said, the vibration…all the vibration, all the time,” he said.

Orange cones and road closed signs are just a glimpse of what neighbors in the North Cape have been living through the last couple of years.

Tinoco says pipes that stick out of the ground have even damaged his wife’s car when she was trying to turn onto the dirt road. He says he’s ready for workers to wrap it up.

“I hope it will be nice like it was before,” he said.

Lucky for him, Cape Coral UEP Manager Kevin Higginson says they’re one step closer to bringing water, sewer and irrigation to neighbors.

“We are nearing completion. We expect to be sending out notices of availability to our customers by around the end of this year, first of next year in January,” said Higginson.

He says once homeowners get that notice, they can contact their plumber to get the permits to connect the system—but that won’t be the end of the process.

“Once the customers connect, there’s a six month period that they have for connecting to the system and then we’ll come back in with a second layer of asphalt to finish the project,” said Higginson.

The city is planning on starting work on their next project near Northeast Cape. They say it’s a smaller project, so hopefully, work will wrap up quicker.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Briana Harvath
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