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Trouble Brewing Under Grovetown Streets, Residents Want Help

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A make shift gravel road is what hundreds of people in Grovetown rely on in order to get to their homes.

With only one route into their subdivision, the bubbling, welted streets  from heavy rains  is causing a major annoyance.

Resident, Hannah Hecker explains, "It takes me  an extra five minutes just to get out because I have to make sure that other cars aren't coming. Then I have to make sure that I am not going to hit anyone. I have to turn around in the neighborhood, just to park."


Hannah Hecker says her main concern is safety. If there is an accident in her neighborhood, she says these welted streets would cause a delay if emergency responders try to get to the scene.


" I have gotten stuck twice now, trying to drive through it. I have just a little car, trying to drive through it, with my wheels, I sometimes get stuck," says Hecker.


Hecker says this is a large Fort Gordon community. And when people who live here have to get to work, she says there are delays.  And she hopes the city of Grovetown will help take care of the problem.


Hecker says, “It’s been a little while, I don't see anybody here it's just sitting there. They say they are going to fix it, but they haven't done anything yet. At least try to make something safer or quicker."


Courtney Elledge says, “Now in order to put Grovetown residents safety's first, the city of Grovetown public works say they will be trying to correct this issue, by early Monday morning."



Until then, citizens will have to avoid these roped off areas, pray for no emergencies and plan ahead to save time.


The mayor of Grovetown says the city's engineering department will have to do some tests on that road while it's being fixed.


 He does not know how long those repairs will take.




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