Residents beg East St. Louis mayor for help with streets, he promises results

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 5:00 PM

(KMOV.com) — Neighbors in one Metro East neighborhood are patching potholes themselves because they say the city wont fix them.

News 4 was there Wednesday as people in East St. Louis worked in the 400 block of North 22nd Street.

Its been so long since city crews worked on the street that residents say patching the holes with dirt has become routine.

Mayor Alvin Parks says the $700,000 project is a major bill for the town.

But Wednesday he promised he plans to use much of the motor fuel tax  to fix eight blocks of North 22nd Street.

According to the mayor, the plan is to strip the street and completely resurface it.

He also said neighbors can expect crews to start patching the roads until the city can begin the big project.

 

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