COMPTON (CBSLA) — The City of Compton is about to get a major makeover.

Compton city officials Friday announced new infrastructure and beautification projects coming in 2020. Officials said they now have a plan and funding to tackle the city’s potholes and crumbling streets.

“The repairs go hand-in-hand with other beautification projects that we’re working together on as a council,” said City Councilmember Michelle Chambers.

“From graffiti removal to illegal dumping, to lighting projects within our city, we are constantly working to make sure that our city is beautified and restored to what we know it can be.”

According to city leaders, $5.8 million will be spent on road repairs in 2020, on top of the $4.5 million that was allocated during the last fiscal year.

Compton’s Mayor Aja Brown said Friday that this is a problem that has plagued the city for decades, with 70 percent of the roads now in need of repair.

“This will be the largest investment in residential street improvements that have been made at one time in the City of Compton for over 20 years,” Brown said.

Some of the road repairs had already begun Friday afternoon on 130th Street.

Residents said deteriorating road conditions in the area cause hazards and damage cars.

Dawn Frank, whose family has lived in the area for five generations, said she was fed up with the rough roads.

“I live on this street, I drove on this street,” she said. “There were times where I was frustrated, irritated, but today has brought so much joy.”

Recently, the Compton City Council approved a measure authorizing approximately $2.5 Million to be spent on road repair services citywide. This brought the City’s total to over $3.5 Million of funding being committed to road repairs in just 6 months.

The city hopes to have plans and funding to fix half of the roads by the end of the fiscal year.

Comments (4)
  1. Mayra says:

    Most of Compton’s streets are being neglected. There seem to be a problem on the use of those funds… 🙁 Very sad.

  2. Alma says:

    Today is June 15th 2020
    i am a Compton resident and I have seen little change in the city. Potholes continue to be problem all over Compton. Repair is not so much the issue, the issue is on how the repair is being done. If you are going to slurry the issue it is not helping as the issue will still remain. Fix it from the bottom up, pull are that slurry and start from the foundation. By placing asphalt over the old street and then placing slurry so that it looks nice and have all the resident think it’s repair you have another thing coming as the problem will pop it’s face again with in the next few months. So if they plan on fixing and I have seen some work done, fix right. A patch up job does not help anyone. I believe if all the residents of compton send there car repair bills to have them pay for it. I bet they would be upset, I also feel that a few of the counsel people that are suppose to be working for the people are not doing there job!

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