Road paving dispute resolved in Tift Co. - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Road paving dispute resolved in Tift Co.

Blocked Driveway in Tift County (Source: WALB) Blocked Driveway in Tift County (Source: WALB)
I would just like them to replace the dirt so we can drive our car," says homeowner, Lane Luke. (Source: WALB) I would just like them to replace the dirt so we can drive our car," says homeowner, Lane Luke. (Source: WALB)
"They have put several obstacles in the way of the paving job," says County Manager, Jim Carter. (Source: WALB) "They have put several obstacles in the way of the paving job," says County Manager, Jim Carter. (Source: WALB)
Construction for paving project (Source: WALB) Construction for paving project (Source: WALB)
Tift County officials (Source: WALB) Tift County officials (Source: WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

A paving project on a back road has caused quite a problem for one couple in Tift County.

The dispute between homeowners and Tift County actually got resolved Wednesday afternoon, while WALB was filming at the residence.

The couple said that construction crews blocked their driveway.

Lane Luke said that she and her husband have had to park their car on the street instead of their own driveway for the last two weeks. 

A drop off between the driveway and the road was created because the county has been paving the dirt road.

But the county manager said that the paving project has been stalled numerous times because the workers can not get around the parked car.

"They have put several obstacles in the way of the paving job," says County Manager, Jim Carter.

The Lukes said they wanted the dirt replaced so they could drive into their driveway. 

I would just like them to replace the dirt so we can drive our car," says homeowner, Lane Luke.

While WALB was speaking with both parties on Wednesday, deputies and county officials got construction workers to pour dirt and rocks into the gap between the road and their driveway, which allowed the Lukes to get into their driveway.

The project has taken more than 6 months. Now the the car has been moved and the county hopes to have the street paved in the next two weeks. 

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