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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Ford Street erosion protection project nearing completion

Photo of Ford St Canal Armoring

FORT MYERS, FL (April 5, 2019) – The city is in the process of installing erosion control mat lining the entire Ford Street Canal from Edison Avenue along the west bank of the canal to the Franklin Park School entrance, and north to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The armoring measures will control erosion, preserve utilities and protect the road from failure. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April.

The lining, HydroTurf, is an environmentally friendly armoring technology specifically designed to reduce construction and long-term maintenance costs. The project is jointly funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the City of Fort Myers.

For more information, please contact Nicole Monahan, City Engineer, at 239-321-7445 or via email at

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