Raise Your Voice: Broken Brookhaven sidewalk

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A Brookhaven mother and her 7 year-old daughter are raising their voices, demanding action to fix a crumbling and dangerous sidewalk on one of metro Atlanta's busiest streets.

With the Montgomery Elementary School just a block away, a crumbling sidewalk on Ashford Dunwoody Road at Rustic Ridge that has all but disappeared is now a dangerous obstacle course.

"I tripped and fell and I put my arm out and I broke my wrist," said Barbara Hunt. The accident happened as she was walking around the block and tried to use what remained of the sidewalk.

Youngsters also risk a bad fall every time they ride their bikes on the crumbling pavement.

For Charlotte Page and Kacey, her 7 year old daughter, enough was enough. They "Raised their Voices" to 11Alive.

"Many children come back and forth. Ladies with strollers; people walking past; it's very unsafe. There is a lot of traffic on Ashford Dunwoody and it's very dangerous," Charlotte Page said. "We walk back and forth to school, my daughter and I. so we need a safe path to get her to school," she added.

"One of our neighbors broke her arm here so we really want to get this fixed," said Kacey.

Charlotte Page says she's written letters, made countless calls and sent emails for more than four years to get the sidewalk fixed, but nothing's been done.

But after raising their voices, there's good news for Charlotte and Kacey.

Rebecca Chase-Williams, a Brookhaven City Councilwoman, was quick to respond to 11Alive's request to make this sidewalk a top priority.

"It is on our work order now. It should have been done before now, but we had to wait until school was out but it should be done absolutely by the end of the month," Chase-Williams said.

Charlotte and Kacey plan to keep a close eye to make sure the work is done.


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