Heavy equipment and traffic cones are present along a stretch of LIberty and Todds Roads near Man 'O War. Work has begun on a project that will result in a wider stretch of roadway in addition to sidewalks and bike lanes. In the end, the work will hopefully mean less congestion for commuters. However, in the meantime, it's causing some inconveniences for residents.
In order to complete the project, workers were forced to encroach on some homeowners' properties. In some cases, owners were compensated but other residents say the project was unexpected and is causing concern.
Rachele Hardin's backyard is just inches away from a section of the project. Hardin says she feels like she no longer has any privacy when she's using her backyard as workers are so nearby.
Another resident, Horst Schach, says he's trying to be flexible with what's happening. Schach lost a tree line bordering his property to the project. He says that he's confident he will restore that border and appreciates that workers have been cognizant of his concerns about the project.
A meeting will take place Monday at Liberty Elementary School to help residents with any questions they might have about the project. That meeting will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.