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Unfinished Road Construction Projects Anger Richmond Residents

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RICHMOND - People living in a Richmond neighborhood say their streets have been torn up for months, and they're ready for the city to do something about it.

The roads in the Woodstock neighborhood near Warwick road and Hull Street.

Half of the roads are paved and there's about a 3 inch drop.

It's been months of questions for Cynthia Gregory and all of her neighbors

"Every time I turn around, they're digging another trench," he says.

Some have patches. Others have metal plates lying in the road. One has fresh blacktop but only half was paved.

People say crews have been working on the roads for months, but they start a project and never finish it.

"They'll do a little bit of work and then they disappear and you don't see them for a month and they'll come back and start digging up again," Gregory says.

"We're just hoping that it's on the agenda for them to come and complete the job sometime in the near future," says resident Warren Studevant.

In an email, a spokesperson writes that paving is a two-step process and the second phase will be done within the next two weeks and also says the neighborhood is now in better condition as crews did a major utility overhaul.

Neighbors say they're glad to know the city's plans now and hope the project will quickly wrap up.

The city says flyers were handed out to each home explaining what was going to be happening.

Many neighbors say they never got the flyers, but they're relieved to hear that there may be an end in sight.

 

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