Thursday, March 28, 2013

Construction Project Causes Some Problems For Neighbors

KHQ News is reporting that a south hill couple was literally trapped on their property due to a construction project at 8th and Hatch. Neighbors say their properties are being used to store water pipes and other construction materials as well. The City of Spokane has reportedly taken steps to fix the problem though. I've been on both sides of the construction issue; I've had construction on my road and I've been the person who takes complaints about construction projects, so I feel the pain of everyone involved. I can tell you also that 99% of the time the crews work as hard as they can to keep neighbors happy and coming and going from their homes. My brother worked on a crew for years and has even told me stories of helping people to back out of their driveways when they were nervous about doing it themselves.

KHQ Right Now - News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho

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