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Hairline cracks found along new frontage road

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After multiple issues with the project, the frontage road extension of Pecanland Mall Drive is partially completed, and again, has an issue.

A few hairline cracks along the curb could cause a major problem in this I-20 Board project.

"I just rode out there and looked," says board member John Bryant, "and if she (Kim Golden) says there's a crack there must be a crack, but I didn't see any cracks."

The project was just finished this year and while driving on the road is smooth and problem free, the handful of cracks in the curb could be the signs of things to come, or at least that's what city engineer Kim Golden is afraid of, "I suggest we wait it out," she tells KNOE.

The frontage road at Pecanland Mall Drive and Millhaven is waiting on DOTD to finish it's side of the project in order to open.

Kim Golden says she doesn't think the city should approve the project, and suggest waiting a year to see how the road holds up being driven on.

"Traffic on the road brings the fines together on the road," says Ron Haisty.

Project Engineer Ron Haisty says traffic is exactly what the road needs, but he believes the fractures in the curb are normal and shouldn't stop the city from approving and moving forward.

"They can be easily corrected," asks I-20 Board President Otis Chisley. "Yes sir, I believe we are protected under the warranty period," says Haisty.

A warranty of two years was decided on, that starts the day the city approves the project, a move that Golden will urge the city not to make.

She tells KNOE that she will write an official recommendation to the I-20 Board regarding the road and see where things go from there.

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