NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - VDOT told WAVY.com that contracts have been awarded to contractors for the maintenance of Interstate 264, but drivers say the roadway doesn't look any better.
"It doesn't make the city look nice and neat as it should," said local driver Chris Carver. "So, I think they really need to get on it."
The six contracts that have been signed are the following:
- Sign maintenance
- Traffic control, emergency response, debris removal, and large litter removal
- Fence repair
- Graffiti removal
Green View Services, LLC signed the $33,000 contract to mow and remove litter from Interstate 264 back in May, but work only began two weeks ago.
Drivers say the North Carolina contractor has a big job to do -- the grass is tall, bottles and cans litter the roadway and other debris needs to be swept away.
"People need to take more responsibility of themselves and not be throwing stuff in the street," said another driver.
Even driver Kenneth Davis admits, "it could be better." He says up in Northern Virginia he found the interstates clear and clean.
"A little bit more effort should be put into trying to make the interstates look better than how they do," said Davis.
A VDOT spokesperson says Green View is working in a timely fashion to complete the work.
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