Residents of a Pasco County neighborhood located off of Fairview Heights Rd. between Fort King Rd. and Handcart Rd. in Zephyrhills have been battling terrible road conditions for roughly 13 years.
Resident Frances Scott contacted the 10 News Road Warrior, looking for help in pursuing paving or increased maintenance on a road used not only for residential travel but for large trash trucks and other big vehicles that create dangerous ruts in the road.
Discussions with Pasco County Public Works Director Michael Garrett revealed that there is a "right of way" issue with the road's ownership... meaning, the county owns maintenance rights to the road but does not own enough of the "right of way" to effectively pave. However, the road is set to be paved as part of a larger development project set to go into design in 2015.
Meantime, the Road Warrior was able to secure the county's commitment to looking into limiting large-scale vehicle through traffic in order to decrease frequent damage to Fairview Heights Rd. The Public Works Department also recently received a sum of money from the county to use specifically for increased maintenance on Pasco's dirt and limerock roads.
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