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Homeowner's in City View fed up with road construction

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Update: Farmers Ave. is now open. According to TxDOT construction is complete and vehicles can now move through the area. 


Amarillo, TX - A large access road connecting the eastern side of southern Amarillo to the western side of the city has been closed off in sections for almost 3 years now.

Residents of City View say the closures of Farmers Ave. have caused a large annoyance in the past few years. With all road construction comes some inconvenience to those who use it daily to commute. 


However, one homeowner of City View says the road blocks near his house are becoming a constant pest.

Bobby Gist, a resident of the City View neighborhood, said the road block cuts off traffic for those who were at one time using it as a main road to and from work.

He said he expects local businesses along this road are seeing the effects of the road block as well, causing some changes to revenue.

With the City View neighborhood growing pretty quickly, homeowners said they are concerned the area will become congested due to the lack of in and out access through Farmers Ave.

Although residents are wanting a speedy completion of the project, Paul Braun of the Texas Department of Transportation, said the project takes a lot of time and preparation to make sure the project is done right.  

He also said his company does not like to inconvenience the traffic public, but to do a project properly they must make sure the process is safe, which takes time.

The project denying access to a section of Farmers Avenue began last year, while other sections of the roads closures have since been finished within the past couple years.

Braun said many factors go into the process of completing a project.

According to Braun, the project is waiting for a proper hot mix to be approved before beginning construction on the street.

Hot mix is the paving material used to pave the road, also known as tar.

Once this comes in and is approved, it can be laid on the surface.

This process is said not to take long.

Factors delaying projects include weather, available materials and available man power.

Braun said the Farmers Ave. project is expected to be finished mid Summer.

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    Cori joined NewsChannel 10 in May 2014. She is an Amarillo native and is excited to be back home venturing into the news industry.
    Cori joined NewsChannel 10 in May 2014. She is an Amarillo native and is excited to be back home venturing into the news industry.