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Pavement problems have Foothills neighbors begging for help

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Patchwork and pothole repairs are no longer enough, according to those who live in the Foothills Clusters neighborhood. They say their road needs a complete redo.

They are begging Pima County for help. County officials claim their hands are tied.

"It’s coming up and it's completely crumbling," said neighbor Marcia Ring. 

It has been years since Evans Mountain Road was last renovated.

"We deserve to gave roads that are drivable," said Ring.

They started a neighborhood petition, collecting 330 signatures, and sent it off to the county.

"We faithfully pay our taxes every year, and we're looking for some action," said neighbor Wendy Dewey. 

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry responded in a county memo, admitting  Evans Mountain Drive is rated 'poor condition'.

"There are many other neighborhoods in the same position as we are, but we're wondering where the money is for roads," said HOA Vice President Bob Newcomb.

The job would cost $360,000.

Huckelberry said had voters passed the November bond package, that money would have taken some pressure off the county's transportation budget. This would have given them a chance to focus on problems like these. 

The neighborhood has 34 smaller cul-de-sac streets, all private. It is the residents' responsibility to repave them.

Over the last 40 years, they have saved nearly $750,000. They plan to start their own construction project on the roads within the next year.

"The county needs to step up and do their portion too," said Ring. 

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