Ash, East Sixth Streets Scheduled for Repairs in Los Fresnos

Pilo Guerra runs weed trimmer around his front yard off Ash Street. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The block long Ash Street in Los Fresnos has been a source of discontent for some of its neighbors like Alfredo “Pilo” Guerra.

It’s a dead end street that shouldn’t be in such a state of despair as it has been in the nearly 10 years Guerra moved into a house he now calls home.

He said he has witnessed the street going to pot – literally.

“Just take a look,” Guerra said while running a weed trimmer around the front yard. “Look at the pot holes.”

And indeed.

Small craters can be seen along the street and more so at the end of the circle drive where pavement is all but gone.

Guerra said he has been planning to meet with neighbors to address the issue and had contemplated voicing his concerns before the city council.

“Do you think this would do any good?” he asked. “Would it be worth it?”

But when told that the deplorable condition of the street was mentioned during a city council meeting, he expressed a sigh of relief.

“That’s good news!” Guerra said. “It’s about time!”

At the meeting, City Manager Mark Milum acknowledged that Ash and East Sixth streets are badly in need of rehabilitation.

He said the city will apply for a Texas Department of Agriculture grant and, once approved, it will take about two to three months to complete.

The cost of the project, which will include matching funds from the city, has been estimated at $350,000.

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