Massive pothole on Michigan Avenue repaired by construction crews

Published: Updated:

The City of Fort Myers finally came to Michigan Ave. to fill the pothole that maddened drivers for hours on Thursday into Friday morning.

On Thursday, cars and trucks hit the pothole hard and without the slightest warning. Finally, after a close call Friday morning, when drivers swerved to miss the cavity in the road and almost hit an oncoming car.

It took two and a half hours for crews from the city to patch the pothole. While locals are happy the pothole has been patched, some are wondering if it will hold.

The pothole on Michigan Avenue, which had caused massive damage to multiple vehicles, has been patched up. The pothole was located between Michigan Avenue and Delaware Avenue in Fort Myers. The pothole continued to grow in size and width due to several vehicles hitting it.

An anonymous neighbor became frustrated by the situation, opting for a “do it yourself” attempt of diverting traffic with stolen traffic cones.

“I just don’t feel they care about our neighborhood. To let things like this go on for such a length of time, is not good,” said the anonymous man. “I saw the orange cones on the next street, so I just went and grabbed them and put them there.”

The two cones only lasted 90 minutes. A truck hit them and dragged them away from the pothole site.

A truck hitting traffic cones on Michigan Avenue. Credit: WINK

“Please get somebody to help us out with this because this is absurd. This is absurd. We cannot do it anymore,” said Dalia Eugene, a nearby resident.

The pothole has continued to be a hazard for drivers, WINK News contacted the City of Fort Myers for an estimated time of repairs.

The representative directed WINK to record all inquiries on their website and advised people to report the problem online.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the road had been patched and normal traffic has resumed.

Copyright ©2023 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.