CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michele Casale is tired of dodging and weaving.
"I drive out everyday and hit manhole covers," she said. "Normally when a neighborhood is 80% complete, they finish the streets, but that never happened."
The roads in Casale's Morgan Run neighborhood can't be finished because of a foot bridge in the neighborhood that wasn't built correctly.
"It was just a simple bridge," said Deckscapes employee Chip Thomas. Deckscapes built the foot bridge that attaches the subdivision to a town park. When the bridge was first built, no one told the company that it needed to be handicap accessible. When the bridge failed to meet inspection, the roads were also put on hold.
"They re-drew and re-submitted plans," said Thomas. He's ready to rebuild the bridge and even has a deposit. "Once that happens and it's submitted, you're talking about a tear down and a three-day build."
But neither the developer, Randy Humphrey Associates, Inc., nor the builder, MI homes, has agreed to finish the bridge.
NewsChannel 36 invited the developer and MI Homes to meet at the site with Deckscapes. Neither showed up, and the town of Mint Hill said its hands are tied.
"It sounds like bureaucracy and no one wants to step up," said Casale.
NewsChannel 36 obtained documents indicating MI Homes agreed to foot the bill. A company vice president signed off on the project with the town manager in 2008.
But according to Deckscapes, the developer--Randy Humphrey--actually paid for the first bridge and has made a deposit to rebuild the next bridge. Until one of the parties fixes the bridge, the roads won't be finished.
NewsChannel 36 tried to reach MI Homes and Randy Humphrey but neither returned calls.