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Residents want unimproved road fixed

Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 22, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — People living on one Omaha street say they're worried about more than just a pothole.

Teresa Wells lives on 50th Ave near Hartman and says the unimproved street is a safety hazard.

She says craters are forming in and under the street.

There are more than 300 miles of unimproved roads in the metro.

The city says unimproved roads can't be repaired because they weren't brought up to code by the developer when the neighborhood was built.

There are plans to share the cost 50/50 between the city and homeowners if they choose--but Wells believes their taxes should be enough.

“Most of them in this area are almost 60 or above 60, and how to you expect them on fixed incomes to pay for this?” said Wells. “They can't afford that to be added on--they're barely keeping their houses."

The city says they will come to look at the road and if it's deemed a safety hazard, they will repair the area.

Wells wants to see some sort of fix to keep it from getting worse.