Rain delays repairs on Ave. H

The weather is keeping workers from putting down a final layer of asphalt on Avenue H in Nederland. 

Construction began on the street in early June. The project originally had a July 19th finish date but that may be pushed back now. 

Jagged edges, holes, and cracks. 

It was an all too common sight for neighbors near Avenue H. 

"It was real bumpy. It was hard on the car. I was always worried about my car," Kathleen McFarland said.

But things are looking and feeling a little different nowadays and everyone has noticed.

"It's very smooth. They really did a professional job." Bill Carter said. 

 Workers began repairing Avenue in early June but haven't been on site since last week. And the repairs aren't finished. 

" They're ahead of schedule so it gave us a buffer so we're pleased even though we did get the rain. But it was needed rain," Jefferson County Commissioner Brent Weaver said.
Commissioner Weaver says as long as the rainy weather doesn't carry on too long enough work has been done to finish the project shortly after the original July 19th deadline. 

 "I think we'll be close to that. I will be happy if we are done by the end of July," Weaver said. 

Neighbors say sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. 

     "we needed the rain," Carter said. 

Avenue H is a $500,000 project funded by Jefferson County and the cities of Nederland and Port Neches.

Commissioner Weaver says the project should require no extra costs to taxpayers even though it likely won't be finished until after the original deadline.


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