The rain left most of the streets of Sicardi Park in worse condition

A postcard of 11th street between 650 and 651, it is already a “swamp” / WhatsApp

Although the poor condition of many streets in Sicardi Park is a recurring claim, on rainy days the situation worsens as wells fill with water and accesses become practically impassable. The neighbors remarked that they asked for repairs, they received some promises, but so far everything remains the same.

Sicardi Park is 11 km southeast of the city center, in the sector between 7th avenue and 22nd street and 650 to 659 streets. The problem with the streets is a constant in that area.

The people of the area know the place and travel with caution, driving slowly and zigzagging to avoid the potholes. However, there are sections where this is impossible because they are one next to the other.

“There have been several accidents when trying to avoid potholes, which is impossible, and the danger is not only for the circulation of cars, but also for people who are walking,” explained a neighbor. It is that in the area there are no sidewalks and the usual thing is to walk down the street.

To make matters worse, it was reported that on rainy days the ditches overflow, and a mud forms on the street that hinders the walking of people. “Those who take the bus on Calle 7, where the only stop is, have to walk many blocks without a sidewalk, dodging wells, puddles, and trying not to fall on the slippery mud,” described a woman who lives in that area.

Sicardi neighborhood residents affirmed that one of the biggest concerns they have is the state of the streets and that it keeps them awake to think about what would happen if they had to call an ambulance, a patrol car or the fire department for an emergency.

It was indicated that one of the main accesses for several families is Calle 650 from Calle 7 to Calle 20, but they insisted that it is in a “dangerously sorry” state. “We have communicated with people from the Municipality, and from the Public Defender’s Office, and they promise works for the month of October. Every month they stretch for another month ”, it was heard.

Neighbors assured that it is encouraging that the execution of a work linked to the streets of the neighborhood is planned, but until that is carried out they intend that at least an improvement be made to get out of the way and not be isolated.

“Although we believe and have hopes in the execution of the future work, we need an immediate and provisional response to guarantee the safety of the neighbors,” it was indicated.

Another street that has serious waterlogging problems every time it rains is 11 between 650 and 651, where there is not even an improvement and it usually turns into a swamp after heavy rains.

Parque Sicardi is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in La Plata, over the years it lost its rural profile, weekend houses were established, to which permanent residences were added over time.

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