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Pothole repair delayed by building of new LAUSD school

February 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Much-needed pothole repairs in a heavily traveled area of South Los Angeles on South Vermont Avenue between Gage and Florence have been delayed due to an LAUSD school being built nearby.

Some say they're annoying and dangerous, and they want roads repaved to get rid of potholes riddling South Vermont Avenue, between Gage and Florence.

City officials say they're aware of the problem, but they can't do anything about it until the Los Angeles Unified School District finishes building the nearby school.

City officials said no one was available for an interview, but did say they understand citizens' concerns.

"Actually, this location was scheduled to be resurfaced last year, however, LAUSD requested that we delay the project until 6/30/2012 to allow them to complete the construction and utility connections needed for the new school being built in that neighborhood. Until the time that the street can be resurfaced, the Bureau will continue performing interim asphalt repairs," said Cora Jackson-Fossett, a Dept. of Public Works spokesman, in a statement.