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Mission neighborhood frustrated by faulty street finally getting permanent fix

Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 19:05:19-04

MISSION, Kan. — Residents in Mission, Kansas, living along West 52nd Street have endured a decaying street in front of their homes for years.

Mission City Councilwoman Kristen Inman lives along the street. She explained that the original surface years ago is easily damaged by heavy trucks and traffic.

“There are oily spots that pop up and the gravel and oil get on the driveway and tracks into the house,” said Inman. 

City Councilwoman Debbie Kring has served on the Council for 19 years in Mission. She said she has approved dozens of repairs.  

“But two or three days after each repair the problems reappear, “ Kring said.  

So the City Council has decided not to make any additional repairs. The plan is to remove the old street and replace it with a smooth surface. The vote to approve the project is expected in October and the new street should be ready sometime next year.