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DENHAM SPRINGS- A series of potholes and broken roads in the South Point subdivision has several residents pleading for a fix.

The road, pointed out by WBRZ News 2 as one of the worst two years ago, is still in disrepair, getting only simple patches to fill the gaps until a true fix is scheduled.

"I've seen roads in Iraq, that have been hit by mortars and rockets that are in better shape than this road is from the curb down out to Hwy. 16, seriously," said Craig VanOeveren, who has lived in the subdivision for 13 years. 

The gravel mix used to patch pot holes is causing problems too, leaving a dusty residue that does little to fix the holes.

"A car with 3/8" tread, coming through here every five minutes, yeah that will be gone by tomorrow, all of this will be gone," said John Martinez as he pointed out the gravel mix.

The roads are on a list to be fixed by the parish, but when that will happen is still unknown.

Thursday night, the Livingston Parish Council selected an engineer who will make a priority list of roads that need repair. That work could begin as soon as next month.

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