New Brockton Road Repair

New Brockton Mayor Charles Cole says he wants his citizens to know that it's not the city's fault.

It has been more than a year since Coffee County Road 533, also known as Tyler Street, has been closed to traffic.

Heavy rains from hurricane Ivan caused a 50-foot crater to develop along side the highway.

The state Department of Transportation, along with FEMA, has allocated nearly a half-million dollars to do the necessary repairs.

Mayor Cole says a Dothan engineering firm has been slow in coming up with the necessary design plans required by the state.

"All the papers have been signed. FEMA and the state do not want Tyler Road patched, but they want it fixed," said Mayor Cole.

Several city council members expressed the desire to have Tyler Street repaired before the upcoming school year gets underway in early August.