West Odessa Road Poses Hazards for Drivers - 1/11/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
January 9, 2013
West Odessa—It was supposed to be a temporary inconvenience to help ease the water crisis in one West Texas city.
But a neighborhood is outraged as month after month passes and Damascus Road near University
The approximately 28-feet of roadway was torn up by the CRWMD last year, but was never repaired. Ector County Commissioner Freddie Gardner said he didn’t know about the problem and will work to fix it.
“This has kind of slipped through the cracks and we will get it taken care of as soon as possible next week,” Gardner said.
Residents were concerned of the hazard posed by the bumpy, unpaved portion of the road.
“Why did they start something if they didn't finish it?” said resident Ruby Rodriguez.
The recent rainfall also brought new concerns for the roadway. The CRMWD saysi t’s part of The Ward county Expansion Project and the contractor is still tying up loose ends.
"The contractor is going back thru,” said CRMWD General Manager John Grant. “I would assume it would be done within the next 30 days.”
Since we first started interviews, someone has come by and placed black gravel over the holes—a temporary solution to resident’s concerns.
To report hazardous road conditions, contact your local Odessa City Commissioner. For precinct one dial (432)498-4001, for precinct two dial (432)498-4002, for precinct three dial (432)498-4003 and for precint four dial (432)498-4004. You can view the map to determine your precinct at this link.