Locals carry bikes into houses due to high pavement
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Residents living along Hoang Sa Street, on a stretch between Le Van Sy and the Nguyen Van Troi bridge in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, have to carry their bikes into their houses, as the pavement is too high to ride up.
Construction crews had poured piles of sand in front of their houses, blocking the way Photo: Tuoi Tre
Last Wednesday morning, locals reported to Tuoi Tre that construction crews had poured piles of sand in front of their houses, blocking the way.
“I opened my door in the morning and was startled to see a big pile of sand in front of my house,” said T., a local resident who lives near alley 134 on Hoang Sa street.
According to reporter’s observation, the new pavement is 50cm higher than the old one. When the construction is finished, some local houses will be lower than the sidewalk. If they don’t decide to raise the house’s foundation, they will have to bend down to get in and out.
Le Huu Son Tung, head of the people’s committee of Ward 7, District 3 said they had received local complaints about the high pavements. However, the contractors said they needed to upgrade the street and sidewalks in accordance to the city’s standards.