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“Mogilevsky Dvorik” sidewalk repairs in Penza continue into second month

14:31 | 09.06.2015 | Society

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Penza, 9 June 2015. PenzaNews. The residents of the house No. 1 of Glazunova street in Penza city are indignant over the way the city crews are conducting the repairs of the “Mogilevsky Dvorik” area sidewalk by their house. The small-scale street repairs that began in early May are still ongoing, and the organization is poor.

“Mogilevsky Dvorik” sidewalk repairs in Penza continue into second month

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“The situation is just absurd: they are trying to fix a relatively small piece of sidewalk for over a month. The job here needs a week at most. None of the workers show up. They brought the rubble here: covered it and left like that. The people are walking on it, just pushing it into the soil – though they prefer walking over the grass instead: safer and better for feet and shoes,” one of the local residents commented for PenzaNews agency on Tuesday, June 9.

According to him, such a poor level of repair management of a small sidewalk section “once again shows the true face of the city authorities and their ‘nary-a-care’ attitude towards people.”

“Doubt they’d be repairing the poor sidewalk for over a month if it was by the house of [the city administration head] Krivov. They’d probably do it in a day. And who’s here? Mostly some commoners, though among the residents of our house are also some respectable people: former ministers and city council deputies. But even they, the former heads, were practically set up by the current authorities,” the speaker said.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the acting Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev announced on Tuesday, June 9, that the authorities will allocate an additional sum of 100 million rubles for the improvement of cities, towns and areas of the region, including road and sidewalk repairs.

The head of the region paid particular attention to the situation in Penza, where the road workers covered the sidewalk sections under repair on Bakunina street and Stroiteley prospekt with rubble but no asphalt. These facts taken into account, the official instructed the Penza mayor Yuri Krivov and the city head Victor Kuvaytsev to rectify the issues immediately, and promised to conduct a personal follow-up check on the orders.

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