Private roads pitching in to fix flooding problems
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NORTH FT. MYERS, Fla. - Just a few weeks ago, Golden Road residents were almost knee-deep in flood waters.
But Tuesday, things look a lot better. There is only about six inches of standing water on the road. That's because residents chipped in about $500 to lay pieces of donated asphalt over the deepest parts of the road.
Neighbor Rick Boesenberg said he is extremely happy they were able to get it done over the weekend.
"It would be far worse right now because we would have had the flooding form last week and it would have been added to. Because even though this week it was still added to, this allows a flow to take the water out towards Slater like it's supposed to be," Boesenberg said.
Because Golden Road is a private road, the county cannot do any work on it unless it is declared to be in a state of emergency.