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Broken Arrow mother outraged by road construction costing her $700 in tire repairs

Posted at 1:53 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 19:21:57-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — A Broken Arrow single mom is frustrated with the city after having three of her tires destroyed by scrap metal.

She said the metal came from construction that's been going on for months on a road near her son's school. Now she said this city project is costing her over $700.

The road construction is along 111th Street between Aspen and Olive in front of Aspen Creek Elementary.

The road recently reopened to traffic after being shut down for a few weeks for heavier construction.

Rachel Armstrong said within the last five days of her traveling the road to drop-off and pick-up her son, she's had three tires torn, punctured or both.

“It’s so frustrating,” Armstrong said. “I’m a mobile sales rep and I have been using my car even more because of the pandemic, and the last two days I haven’t been able to drive."

Armstrong's first two tires were destroyed on Sept. 14. She had no choice but to quickly get them fixed later that afternoon. However, when a third tire became punctured on the night of Sept. 17, she'd had enough.

“I went to talk to the construction manager on site and he told be there was no way that there was scrap metal from the project that punctured my tires,” Armstrong said.

So, Armstrong collected pieces she saw along the roadway on Sept. 18.

“It is ridiculous,” Armstrong said. “The same pieces I took pictures of match the piece stuck in my flat tire, right now.”

2 Works for You reached out to the construction company contracted by the City of Broken Arrow, Becco Contractors. The sit manager said he could not comment. The office manager said there was no one available to interview. However, the office said they have connected Armstrong with the risk manager on site, and the situation is under investigation.

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