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WLBT investigates bad road conditions

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By Bert Case

LINCOLN CO, MS (WLBT) - A Lincoln County couple called Three On Your Side for help with a bad road and bridge in front of their home. 

They and a dozen families have to drive about 25 minutes out of their way to get to the city.

Ivan and Beulah Sharp live on Caseyville road about 21 miles northwest of Brookhaven. Ivan Sharp is a retired off-shore worker and now works for a hardware store in Brookhaven.

A fixed bridge would shorten his daily trip. They said they are unable to get answers about when the roadwork will be completed.

"We have been putting up with this for a year. I have had to go out of here on that tractor sittin over there under that shed over there, to make it to 550 before they pulled the bridge out," said Ivan Sharp. "So it's an ongoing thing. The bridge is not complete as of yet. And so our contractor says they are waiting on the federal people to come up with a decision of what to do. How much longer?"

Beulah Sharp hopes contacting Three On Your Side will help get something done. 

Area Supervisor Gary Walker said the problem is wet weather. However, the road was dry today, and no construction workers were present.

Contractor Ronnie Smith of Smith Construction also blamed the wet conditions. He said he hoped to have the project finished in August.

The Brookhaven Daily Leader said the project was supposed to be completed by the December of 2010, that's according to Ivan Sharp. 

 

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