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Amber Sigman/For the Chronicle
From left, David Patten, Commissioner Jeff Kinnard, John Leenders and Assistant County Administrator Jeff Rogers discuss the condition of West Dublin Street in Crystal Manor, north of Crystal River. Patten and Leenders say the road was torn up and not correctly repaired by a company hauling dirt from to the Duke Energy natural gas plant construction site.
Solutions sought for rough road

John Leenders has driven West Dublin Street for many years. He knows what it was like before heavy trucks started hauling dirt from a work site to the Duke Energy Complex a few miles away.

“It’s not the same quality as the old road that was here,” he said, matter-of-factly.

David Patten agrees. He, like Leenders, doesn’t live on Dublin Street but uses it regularly, headed to Dunnellon or Ocala.

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