Duplication of the avenue, under construction, was undergoing interventions for the implementation of asphalt.  (Photo: Kísie Ainoã)

Works may be compromised, as the road to be paved in duplication turns into a river even with a waterfall

Duplication of the avenue, under construction, was undergoing interventions for the implementation of asphalt. (Photo: Kísie Ainoã)

Drainage and asphalt work in the Nova Campo Grande neighborhood can be damaged and will be evaluated tomorrow by the prefecture, in case the rain stops. The neighborhood has been successively damaged during the storms and the interventions on Avenida Dois (Amaro de Castro Lima) and Avenida Sete could be compromised, as the double asphalted road turns into a river with a waterfall.

Local trader, Tamires Tavares, 29, says that even the material from the pits – the neighborhood does not have sewage – ends up coming to the surface and the water, clay and sewage material mix, causing a stink, contaminating the soil and, of course, harming the health. “You can’t cross it, because you can’t put your foot in the water”, he laments.

On worse days, the flood is such that it ends up entering the convenience. Today, the rain lasted about 40 minutes and approached the entrance, where even a wall was built to try to stop the force of the waters.

Fernando Kazama, 22, maintains a cell phone technical service on the same road and says he has been at the place for nine months, where previous rains invaded the store, reaching about 10 centimeters and almost damaging electronic devices and furniture. “There’s not much to do. If it rains, that’s it. I intend to stay here, not least because if the work goes away, this problem should end”, he assesses.

Street or waterfall?  In Nova Campo Grande, where there is no asphalt, the population is worth it.  (Photo: Kísie Ainoã)
Street or waterfall? In Nova Campo Grande, where there is no asphalt, the population is worth it. (Photo: Kísie Ainoã)

Last week, the situation in the neighborhood was the same, with Avenida 5 that became a real river and the entrance to the neighborhood, Avenida Amaro de Castro Lima, was taken by water. After that, the Solurb waste collection company’s truck got stuck in the mud on Avenida Dois.

The municipal secretary of works, Rudi Fiorese explains that when the rain stops, the company responsible for the work will evaluate and, if necessary, have to redo works already completed. So far, there has been no delay in the asphalt delivery schedule, according to the secretary.

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