EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPotholes Disappear As Paving Continues In Huntington
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Aug. 7, 2013 6:06 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 7, 2013 10:44 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Paving projects are picking up steam the past two years in Huntington.
"The potholes aren't as numerous," Mayor Steve Williams, who estimates about $1.7 million spent in smoothing out roads around town since June, said.
"Huntington has a new face about it, and nothing looks better than a freshly-paved road," Williams said.
This week, some high-traffic areas in downtown are being paved, like parts of Veterans' Memorial Boulevard and Fifth Avenue, but once those primary roads get taken care of, they head out to secondary roads.
Carole Boster has lived on New York Street in Westmoreland for decades, but just recently the street got a makeover.
"Our neighborhood association had turned in a list of streets several times," she said. "We were thrilled to death to get rid of all the potholes and the paving patches that had been done over the years."
Boster and her neighbors worked closely with their district's council member to identify potential projects.
"City leaders are not mind readers. So if there's something that the people want accomplished, they have to let city officials know and be very cooperative," she said.
"It does help the council members if they hear from the constituents in their neighborhoods, he said.
Boster said it's up to the residents to do their part.
"We're all working together," she said.
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