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Jul 10, 2013 9:57 PM by Mike Manzoni -- mmanzoni@kristv.com

Resident Blames City For Broken Sidewalks

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Part of the sidewalk in Kyle Hannam's South Side neighborhood is in disrepair, and he says city workers are to blame.

"I would walk here occasionally and I would notice that the people here who do the streets - they have big, heavy equipment."

And Hannam said that equipment -- commercial lawn mowers and trailers -- have left part of the sidewalk at Acushnet Drive and Bear Lane in shambles. He said for about a year city work crews have been driving over the sidewalk to access Snead Park because there are no pathways large enough to accommodate the machinery.

He said he is most irritated because the city will eventually have to fix what it broke, but he and other taxpayers will have to foot the bill.

William Green, of the the city's assistant engineers, said fixing the sidewalk would be the obvious solution, but it's not that simple. "I can go in and fix that sidewalk, but if I don't have the crossing structure I could be repairing it again."

Green said his department will decide where to go next in about a month.

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