Lee County to spend $1 million for improving roads in Lehigh Acres

Author: Andrew Scheinthal

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Commissioners are planning to spend more than $1 million to fill potholes and make other fixes to 58 roads.

Lehigh Acres is full of homes. Some house families, others are empty, but plenty of them are for sale.

“If the first impression is that it’s down this bumpy old road, you know it’s not a good first impression,” said Fred Elliot with Coldwell Banker. “It’s difficult to sell properties as the roads are not in good condition.”

Some of those homes sit off roads with no pavement or asphalt, just dirt and rocks.

Resident Niurka Antezana visits her parents every single day.

“It’s also the only house on this street. So, it’s like nobody cares because it’s all the way at the end. Nobody even knows there’s a house here,” said Antezana.

When she found out about the repairs, she couldn’t be more excited.

“I think every street out there should be paved,” said Antezana.

It’s not just dirt roads, other roads with potholes will also be improved.

The money will come from a tax drivers pay when filling up their gas tanks.

Elliott says it’s money well-spent.

“It is a much easier sale, probably will sell for a little bit more money than a house that’s on an older road,” said Elliott.


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