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LaRoche Avenue work continues

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When Chatham County alerted residents of road work on LaRoche Avenue, nearby residents prepared for the sounds of bulldozers to commence about a month ago but so far there have been sounds of silence. 

Some say they hate seeing road closure signs there especially when they think that nothing's being done along the roadway.

"They aren't doing anything, they're just sitting there watching us trying to get through," said Violet Ogden, who lives on the Isle of Hope.

Ogden half jokes that she's done more work getting around the LaRoche detour than the county has on the road.

It was closed on Jan. 27, but there have been some obstacles. It's not just digging up the road.  It involves rerouting Comcast, AT&T, Georgia Power and water and sewer lines. 

If one misstep were to occur during the project, all of Isle of Hope could lose power.

But to Ogden, she feels her neighborhood is bearing the brunt of the project.

"This street for some reason gets speeders," she said.

She said that St. Patrick's Day coming up and with people from out of town wanting to explore our city, she's hoping for the best but thinks she'll see more of this.

"There are no detour signs on my street. No one knows the street doesn't work anymore," she said.

County workers actually opened LaRoche Avenue when there was severe weather two weeks in a row, but now they say the barricades will be a fixture for another eight months.

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