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Signs demanding road repairs dot Lakeview

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Lakeview neighborhood road is in need of repairs. [Source: Amol Brown] Lakeview neighborhood road is in need of repairs. [Source: Amol Brown]
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Red yard signs sporting the slogan "Fix My Streets" are popping up around the Lakeview area - and soon you could see more. It's an effort to get the city of New Orleans to repair the roads.

"It's not only a reminder to the city administration and elected officials," said developer Robert Lupo, who has been handing out the signs, "it's a reminder to the citizens we shouldn't be complacent about a situation like this."

Two weeks ago, Lupo handed out 200 "Fix My Streets" signs at a community meeting. He got the idea after hearing numerous complaints about the neighborhood's pothole-riddled roads.

"I just hate it," said Jamie Santos, who was dropping her mother off for work. "You have to be careful with the tires because they can probably pop or something."

The mayor's office says new road projects are in the works. About $6 million has already been spent fixing roads in the Lakeview area, and an additional $28 million has been budgeted for the Lakeview Recovery Roads program. Those projects are set to start in the fall.

But until it does, Lupo said the signs stay.

"We need to see it happen," he said. "We need to keep the pressure up until we see shovels in the ground."

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