Corpus Christi residents are frustrated with one of their major post office.
The post office at 6742 Weber Road is in poor condition and for years now, people have been calling for a change. Finally that change has arrived as construction on the parking lot has begun, but city activist Jack Gordy says that the changes are long overdue.
“If you are going to do something, it doesn’t take three and a half years,” Gordy said.
The parking lot for the post office has been littered with pot holes for years and that is the major issue Gordy has been complaining about. He’s even gone as far as contacting people at the top of the chain.
“I contacted the postal department in Washington D.C.” Gordy said.
KRIS 6 News also reached out to the US Postal Service and received the following statement:
“The safety and well-being of both customers and employees is of the utmost importance to the Postal Service. We strive to ensure our facilities are maintained at a level that ensures safety and a pleasant customer experience. Local postal managers are aware of some specific maintenance issues at the Southside Station in Corpus Christi, which require repair. They are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. The Postal Service appreciates its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience.”
Gordy says the work is long overdue and that for years it felt as if the post office had been neglecting their customers.
“Because the post office is a public building,” Gordy says. “I think they should care about the customers.”
Work began early Wednesday morning on the parking lot, and the construction crews are hoping to have the potholes patched up by next week.