Condition of DeBary road sparks emergency repairs

- DeBary city officials have declared that a road is a “public emergency” so that it can immediately be repaired. 

Parts of Fort Florida Road are torn up because of truck traffic, according the city clerk. Neighbors say the it’s caused all kinds of problems. 

“I’ve seen people lose control because they hit dirt or whatever,” said Chad Sheffield. 

“People have been avoiding the pot holes, which means you double the traffic in the middle of the road as people try and go around them,” Karen Chasez told the News Station. 

She’s among those who have asked local officials for repairs. While parts of the road were paved recently, she says the untouched spots aren’t holding up. 

“As more development has been approved for out here the traffic, the road traffic has increased and of course the development brings the heavy equipment,” Chasez told the News Station. 

Were told the repairs were given the green light at Wednesday’s council meeting. The city clerk says it’ll cost $53,000, but the company moving trucks in and out of the area will pay most of it. The emergency declaration will allow crews to start right away.

City officials say construction is expected to begin next week. 

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