shadow

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 2,645
  • Pothole Archived
    10006 Covington Dr Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville

    Here's a short video view of the crumbling roads I have the pleasure of navigating each day... Multiple attempts over the course of many years has yet to get the City of Huntsville to repave our roads. This road hasn't been repaved in 30+ years. Too soon?

    Rumor had it after speaking to many City employees at the Huntsville Public Works that there was a good chance of getting our road paved in July 2019. Any ETA?

    https://youtu.be/63zfvSRkou4

  • 10021-10023 Windy Wood Dr Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville
    This property has been empty for a long time now. Every year the lack of maintenance has to be reported to the City. According to public records this property is in the process of foreclosure. If a bank can afford to buy a property they need to maintain it. The City needs to get the attention of the property owner and get this fixed once and for all!
  • Covington Dr Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville
    This property has been empty for a long time now. Every year the lack of maintenance has to be reported to the City. If people can afford to buy a property they need to maintain it. The City needs to get the attention of the property owner and get this fixed once and for all!
  • Pothole Archived
    10006 Covington Dr Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville

    The "pothole" option doesn't begin to describe the awful condition of our neighborhood streets. The road has not been repaved since it was originally built in 1984! Driving up and down the streets is basically like driving on an obstacle course. Drunk drivers shouldn't be a problem because they would most likely get stuck in one of the thousands of large potholes! What used to be the pavement is basically disintegrated to the point where oncoming cars sound like they are driving on a gravel road.

    Show a little love and a little respect for tax paying citizens like ourselves! PAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS BEFORE ONE OF THE POTHOLES SWALLOWS UP MY PRIUS!

  • 10006 Covington Drive Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville

    Numerous ruts and potholes caused by erosion and wear in front of my house need to be patched. I'm only worried about the erosion from my house to Shades Road. The rest of the neighborhood can lodge their own complaints.

    I also don't understand why Todd Mill Circle was just repaved? I have friends on Todd Mill Circle and I know for a fact that it was in "pristine" condition compared to our Shadow Wood neighborhood streets. Todd Mill Circle seems to get repaved every 5 years whether it needs it or not.

    Your method of prioritizing roads which need repaving is a joke!

  • 10006 Covington Drive Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    I saw a street sweeper on Whitesburg the other day. Can the city sweep our street gutters? We have about a 1/2" of asphalt gravel in the gutters due to the erosion from our dilapidated and worn out 30 year old streets. Mucho Gracia....
  • Pothole Archived
    10006 Covington Drive Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville

    First the good news! Huntsville Utilities did an excellent job of installing the gas and fiber lines! My hat is off to them. Finally Comcast competition! Google Fiber is GREAT!!!

    Now the bad news... I've been trying to get Huntsville Public Works to consider milling and repaving our neighborhood streets (Shadow Wood Subdivision, Covington, Shades, etc) now that the utility work has been completed.

    In conversations with the Huntsville Public Works I have been told, although not convinced, that our roads are safe and in fine condition and NOT in need of repaving despite the fact that the roads, as best as I know have not been paved since the neighborhood development in the mid 1980's.

    Fine is a relative term. Compared to third world countries without paved roads I would have to agree our roads are safe and great if you like driving on a wash board! However given the amount of taxes I pay for the privilege of living in Huntsville and considering that my property taxes continually rise each year I'd like to see some return from the gas, sales tax, property tax and various fees that I have paid as a Huntsville resident over the last 30 years.

    A pig is a pig no matter how much lipstick you put on it. Our neighborhood streets need milling and repaving. Huntsville needs to start taking pride in its infrastructure and I can't think of a better way to start than to fix the roads in my neighborhood.

  • Pothole Archived
    10000-10012 Covington Drive Southeast Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Now that the underground utility work appears to be finished the entire Shadow Wood neighborhood is in need of road milling and repaving. As an original resident I don't believe the city has ever done any paving work since the neighborhood was originally developed in the mid 1980's.
  • Other Archived
    Leeman Ferry Road Southwest Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    This roadway has reached the end of its useful life. The road is difficult to travel given the deep puddles (~6 inches deep) which cover the road from one side to the other. After a good rain the water will remain standing for weeks at a time. The road also has severe damage which can catch the bottom of your vehicle. The roadway appears to have reached the end of its useful life and needs to be redone. Please see attached picture which shows the details of the many problems that this section of Leeman Ferry Rd SW has.
  • Shadow Wood Dr Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    sidewalk/driveway crossing exceeds ADA 1/4" change in level requirement. trip hazard.
  • Shadow Wood Drive Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    side walk trip hazard due to settling and debris.
  • Shadow Wood Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    raised sidewalk trip hazard due to settling.
  • Windy Wood Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    The American Disabilities Act requires that a sidewalk should not exceed a 5 percent grade. This sidewalk corner is in excess of the required maximum 5 percent grade.
  • 10019-10023 Windy Wood Drive Southeast Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    overgrown bushes and weeds are making this sidewalk impassable.
  • 10037-10071 Shadow Wood Drive Southeast Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Unsafe trip hazard. Sidewalk and curb broken and standing at 45 degree angle due to settling.
  • Covington Drive Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Sidewalk is impassable due to over growth.