Repairs continue on Chiquita Boulevard after water main break

Reporter: Asha Patel Writer: Carolina Guzman
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A section of Chiquita Boulevard has been temporally closed Wednesday so City Utility workers can repave the road damaged by a water main break.

The incident occurred when a vehicle dove into the eroded road patch while traveling westbound near the intersection of Cape Coral Parkway and Southwest 47 Terrace, Monday afternoon.

The road nearly swallowed a car on Monday when the road gave way after a water main break on Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral. The driver was not seriously injured.

The break was patched up, but now crews are doing a more permanent fix.

Crews have been working to shore up the road for three days, so it doesn’t give way again.

On Monday night, 50 city utility customers were affected by the water main break. Utility crews fixed the break and restored water to those customers.

The following Tuesday morning, the road was patched up and dozens of utility crews were working.

The section of Chiquita northbound is also going to be closed for most of Wednesday.

This might cause issues for some people who need to get on the road to go to school or work. Give yourself some extra time to get around and seek a different route.

The city said they are expected to have the road fully repaired and opened later Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Both northbound and southbound roads in the vicinity of the water main breaking are being repaired by Cape Coral City Utility workers as of 12 p.m., Wednesday.

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