Stamford neighborhood: Street has only been halfway fixed

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Some Stamford residents say they are frustrated with the condition of their road and want to know why half of their street is being neglected.

Residents on Noble Street say they called on the city for months to pave the street. Eventually action was taken, but crews won't be finish the job.

The crews working on the street are paid by a gas company to repair the road they tore up, but not to fix the rest.

Justin Finley has lived on Noble Street his whole life and says the road hasn't been paved in years. Finley's neighbor, Louis Ortiz, says the streets are never cleaned, leaves pile up, some street lights don't work and the road drains right down to the end of the street.

They have called and filled out forms but have gotten no response from the city.

"It's terrible, I went to City Hall several times and nobody comes," says Ortiz.

City spokesman Arthur Augustyn says road conditions are the top concern they hear about from Stamford residents. Mayor David Martin's administration has restructured the way roads get repaved, and those with the most frequent use get higher priority. He says the roads fell into poor conditions due to decades of mismanagement.

A paving schedule is up on the city's website -- Noble Street is not on the list.

 

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