Tree roots tearing up Cape Coral roads

Author: Adam Wright
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Drive down Viscaya Parkway and you’ll likely drive over cracked pavement likely caused by the roots from oak trees in the median.

The bumps and cracks are about every hundred yards, and people like Joshua Petty, who live right next to them, are fed up.

“It makes a lot of noise like a lot of trailers, big trucks come by… I don’t think people like that too much when a big truck rolls by and wakes you up at like one in the morning,” Petty told WINK News.

Petty says the noise isn’t the only problem.

“Tire problems too, there’s a lot of trailers coming by… and they bump and nails were coming off the trucks and I’m getting flat tires left and right.”

Viscaya is not the only street facing this issue, Hancock Bridge Parkway is also starting to see similar problems.

A city spokesperson tells WINK News they’re aware of the problem, but they can’t do much about it. The city used to have a “spot paving program”, where they could fix problems like these as they arose, but due to budget constraints, they can’t afford to anymore.

However, the city says Viscaya is scheduled to be repaved next year and Hancock Bridge Parkway in 2017.

If the problem gets worse, the city says it will look into it further.

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