Grand Island homeowners fight against road paving

Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 18:22:43-04

Ordinarily, having your street re-paved would be a good thing, but after what they feel was a botched job a group of Grand Island homeowners are banding together to stop their street from potentially getting worse.

Don Keller lives on Grand Island, and says his street, which was recently paved by Suit-Kote, a company the town Highway Department has worked with for more than 20 years, isn't paved correctly.

"They did some patching that has some less than desirable results."  said Keller.  "They want to continue patching the street, and we don't think that's going to make a difference."

Keller and his neighbors have taken to parking their car on the street to stop further work from being done.

In a statement, Grand Island Highway Department Deputy Supervisor Richard Crawford tells 7 Eyewitness News "too much water in the mixture did not allow the product to cure and harden in a timely fashion as it normally does. Suit-Kote stands behind the product in the areas that were patched."

Suit-Kote has contracted with the department for over 20 years, but the Grand Island Highway Department has suspended the paving program for the rest of the year, and will reevaluate for next year.