Frustrated neighbors wonder when Otay Mesa road will be fixed

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 01:12:34-04

A large sinkhole caused a water main break below a street in Otay Mesa.

It is now patched up but some neighbors tell 10News, they are still not satisfied with the condition of their street.
Rudy Leish is a Del Sol Boulevard resident of almost 50 years.

“Since 1968. New house,” he said.

Since then, he has seen a lot happening on his street, from a growing neighborhood to problems on the pavement.
"It was pretty empty, there wasn't as many houses."

Over the weekend, a giant sink hole opened up right across from Leish's home.

"A furniture truck was going by, it broke off. He didn't get all the way in there but he sank in a little bit," he said.

The hole opened about 10-feet wide. It caused a water main break.

"Well that's about the third time it sunk in in that area," said Leish.

Several neighbors were without water, power and gas throughout the weekend.

Crews have since fixed the issue, but according to Leish, they did not do a good job.
"That was put in yesterday they didn't come back and tamp it in. Tamp it in is when they come in and compress it down," he said.

He is also wondering when the City is going to finish work on a project they somewhat already got started.
"They have been working here a long time and they still got a long way to go."

It's going to go from this sidewalk here, all the way down that block.

He said the City is supposed to replace an 18-inch storm water line that runs underground, going through Del Sol Boulevard, down Arruza Street.

Crews have left behind pipes, metal sheets, patchy asphalt and signs.
"This thing is dragging on and I can see where they won't finish this line till the end of the year," said Leigh.

In the meantime, neighbors are waiting to see when they'll get their street back.
"I'll be glad when it's done," said Leish.

10News reached out to the City of San Diego about the work they are doing in that area. We will update you when they respond.