HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A Hollywood man who blames the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the bumpy roadway has utilized YouTube to make his case.
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John Buckingham says he lives in front of the spot along Van Ness Avenue where residents say a water pipe broke June 3.
Photographs provided by a building manager showed DWP crews responding, but residents say the paving job was sub-par, causing buckling and cracking.
“They dug up the street up, replaced the pipe and then they ‘repaved’ it,” Buckingham said.
Now, Buckingham says, when trucks drive by, his unit on the third floor shakes.
Zolia Gamarro, another Hollywood resident, says “it’s terrible. We can’t sleep. it’s a lot of noise during the night.”READ MORE: LA County Students Exposed To COVID-19 Can Continue To Attend In-Person Classes, Health Officials Announce
Residents aren’t only concerned about noise and safety, but what the uneven pavement could be doing to cars.
“The tires. Their alignment must be off,” Buckingham said.
Buckingham says they’ve been contacting DWP and the city for nearly three months. He posted a video on YouTube.
“I found that making phone calls or sending emails doesn’t really do much. It really doesn’t. You have to put it out for the public to see,” he said.
He says his main concern is that someone could get hurt.
CBS2 contacted DWP for the story, but a spokesperson said they were unable to comment by the time the story aired.MORE NEWS: Woman Stabbed To Death At Senior Living Community In Baldwin Hills
On Tuesday night, however, a CBS2 news crew saw a DWP truck checking the location.