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Road Construction Traps Residents In Their Homes

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Work to replace a water line on Spokane's South Hill has been a headache for residents in the area, even making it impossible for some to leave their homes.

For the last two weeks, homeowners in the area of 8th Ave. and Hatch St. have dealt with construction as crews continue work on the massive project that began last year.

Having to replace water and sewer transmission lines requires completely tearing up streets to get to those deteriorating pipes.

Residents say they were warned but didn't know just how extensive the work was going to be.

Neighbors have not been able to get out of their homes for days, causing them to wonder if emergency crews would be able to get in if they were needed.

City officials tell us that late Wednesday afternoon, construction crews not only smoothed out 8th Avenue but also cleared driveways and sidewalks, once again allowing residents to get out.

City officials tell us that they appreciate neighbors looking out for each other and that they always alert emergency crews in advance of any construction in case there are any problems.

With construction season just ramping up, you can call the city with any questions or concerns about projects around town they can call 625 6300.

The project at 8th Ave. and Hatch St. should be finished sometime late next month. 

 

 

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