CHICKASAW, Ala. (WALA) - For months now, residents said a road connecting the Alabama Village and the City of Chickasaw has remained closed.
Drivers said that blockades setup across Iroquois Street are preventing them from traveling back and forth from Prichard to Chickasaw in a timely manner.
Chickasaw city leaders said they cut off the road due to developing pot holes; citing liability issues.
According to residents though, the road has been in disrepair for months, and they have yet to see construction crews make an effort to fix it.
Some are speculating the move is meant to segregate the two neighborhoods and keep residents in their respective cities.
Residents said Alabama Village, which has at times seen spikes in drug activity in the area, only had three roads in and out.
Some Chickasaw city residents said they were ok with the move.
Chickasaw leaders maintain the blockades are in no way an effort to keep Prichard residents out. Instead, they said the road in question has become increasingly more dangerous, and they are awaiting grant money to fix it.
FOX10 News Reporter Andrew Perez will have more on FOX10 News at 9 p.m.
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