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6/12/07-Tyler

7 On Your Side:Woman's Driveway Blocked By Cement Curb

The view from Pam Garrett's home resembles many Tyler neighborhoods contructing new homes nearby.

But it's not so much the dust or the piles of dirt that are as big a problem as this cement curb and gutter.

"I live here and I should be able to have access at any time of day or night to my property," says Pam.

Last Thursday, Pam came home from work to find the cement curb, built all the way across her front yard, blocking her from driving up to her own home.

"I got so upset and the contractor guy was here and I asked 'How do you expect me to get in my driveway?' and he said 'He didn't call you? He said he would call you," Pam says.

The "he" in this case is the developer. We contacted Scott Greene by phone who says, they had every intention to remove a portion of the cement and create a driveway for Pam.

That's why they compacted rock and dirt over the curb, creating a temporary drive to her home.

"To me it's just a bigger mess," says Pam.

One that she feels she's the only one going through. This curb was just the icing on the cake.

"I have to take my trash on the other side of this mess, Tuesdays and Friday's, becuase the [garbage crew] won't come up on this part," Pam explains.

7 On Your Side also contacted the City of Tyler. It says construction can't continue until the road is paved and the driveway problem resolved.

Making Pam first in line for this cement piece to be removed.

An inspector with the city also said he spoke with the developer after our phone call and felt confident the developer would have that cement piece removed this week.

The developer told 7 On Your Side because Pam's land was re-platted, the layout wasn't available to know where exactly her property line was. The developer has since received the new plats via email so he's confident by the end of week the opening will be there for a driveway.

7 On Your Side will follow the progress.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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