Rochester residents infuriated by paved road turned to gravel
ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Giant potholes are causing more problems for neighbors in one Rochester Township than just the occasional thud.
Neighbors are frustrated because the township won't plow the road until it changes, and the developer has yet to fix it.
Thursday, the main road through the Mayo Woodlands subdivision was paved but littered with potholes, and Friday that road is gravel.
It's a last ditch effort to make the road plow-able come winter time. The Township board says there is an agreement with the developer to pave the road twice before turning it over to the township.
However, both the township board and homeowners say that never happened.
"Several home owners and the township have made multiple attempts in the last several months with the developer what their intentions are and all," said Mayo Woodlands resident, Jason Zimmerman. "No one has actually, as far as I know, ever heard back from them at all."
The developer is Homer Tompkins and he was unavailable for comment, but the Township Board says the road will be paved next year.
The board went on to add that the road could have been impassible next spring if it did not become gravel.
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