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Repairs planned for Evarts road

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

EVARTS, Ky. (WYMT) - Neighbors on one road in Harlan county say they worry the road will fall into a creek.

Parts of Laurel Branch in Evarts are already breaking off, but Evarts city officials say repairs are already planned.

Amy Jones lives on the road and says she once saw a person riding a lawnmower fall off the road into the creek in front of her home.

"Oh it scared me to death," she said.

Others who live on the road say the breaks cause other safety hazards.

"They just hit them and they tear up your car. It's just dangerous," Jacob Monhollen said.

Evarts city officials say repairs are on the way.

"We are working on it. The city is working on getting it fixed and all these places. It takes time," said Cledo Powers.

Crews are also looking to repair Sawmill Road and are evaluating others in the city.

Workers plan to have Laurel Branch repaired before winter.

"Before winter sets in, our goal is to get these roads lined out," said Powers.

"We've been looking forward to it for a long time for something to come this way," said Monhollen.

Crews say once repairs on Laurel Branch are finished, then the road will be safer.

The mayor says money is not an issue with Laurel Branch. He says the city can afford it. However, they are asking the county and state for help with money to repair Sawmill Road.

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