Betsy Keleher said the Kansas City water department tore up the driveways on Northeast 43rd Street for a water main replacement project and repaired all of them afterward except for hers.
She said the department has put some gravel in her Northland driveway, but she wants workers to pour new pavement and patch up the asphalt at the end.
Because Keleher’s home is at the end of the street, repairs to her driveway were delayed while crews were connecting that end of the new water main, said Jennifer Kincaid, media relations coordinator for the Kansas City Water Services Department.
Kincaid said it’s not unusual for this to happen at the end of a street because of the extra work required there, but the company will have the driveway repaired within two weeks.
“While the work we are doing in this area is an important investment in our infrastructure … we understand that the construction and restoration process can be frustrating for the customer,” Kincaid said.
The Watchdog thinks he’ll try to get a job on one of those water department crews. His paws have done some pretty fine excavation.
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