SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Residents of a west Shreveport community are frustrated after city workers started a construction project but never came back to patch up their work.
"On a reporting scale, I'm going to have to give them a D on this because they're not finished. And these are professionals, I mean, do a professional job," Cynthia Webb said.
"They said they fixing the water system, but there are actually pipes still sticking out of the ground over here by my water meter," the Shreveport resident continued. "And it's been like that for about three to four weeks now."
Crews began construction along Marston Avenue several months ago, Webb said.
Signs posted in the area say the project had an estimated completion date of July 22..
"I really don't see any kind of progress that they have made. The only thing I hear is noise," Webb said.
Around the corner along Barbara Avenue, George Haywood says the construction has blocked him from getting to his water meter.
And his water bills have increased because the city's water and sewage department workers also cannot get to the meter, he said.
"My water bill went from $20 to $100. They said it's down in the ground, but I don't think it's one down there because it looks like that should be hooked up to the water meter."
It's a laundry list of complaints that residents say will keep adding up until the construction is complete.
"If you are gonna start a project, go ahead and finish it before moving on to the next one. That's what I would say. But right now, this is the end result of what we have on Marston Avenue."
Shreveport's Water and Sewage Department has not responded to KSLA News 12 with an update on the matter.