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Man's road repaired after year of phone calls

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Posted: Oct 19, 2012 4:36 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Oct 19, 2012 4:36 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: South Vignes Road, DPW, road repairs, Frankie Johnson, construction

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man's prayers are answered after waiting a year for Department of Public Works to fix a road leading to his home.

Frankie Johnson called DPW about South Vignes Rd. last November, when part of the road cracked and began slanting off its flat surface. Cars learned how to dodge the area, avoiding accidents and tire damage.

Johnson says crews visited the road and marked the area where repairs were needed, but never finished the job.

DPW told Johnson they would get to the road when they could. Months went by, and no repairs were completed.

"I've called several time, but it seems it fell on deaf ears," said Johnson.

As News 2 pulled up to speak with Johnson this morning, crews were working on the road.

"I am thrilled they are fixing this," said Johnson. "At least I know nobody's going to get hurt or killed."

DPW says a group of contractors surveyed the area in March and determined the area did not need repairs. Recently, the road cracked further, prompting DPW to fix the area to avoid further problems.

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