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People living near east Las Vegas park frustrated after construction stops

Posted at 7:06 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 12:16:02-04

eople living in an east Las Vegas valley neighborhood are frustrated because a park near their homes has been fenced off for construction, and they haven't seen crews out for weeks. 

"They came out, they dug it up, and that's been it," says Jan Strobach who lives near the park.  "They brought in rocks about two weeks ago, but since then, there's been zero work done." 

Lewis Family Park, near Charleston and Hollywood boulevards, is now filled with dumped furniture, trash, and graffiti.  

"This is very discouraging," says Strobach. "It's blight for the neighborhood." 

The park is part of a county-wide project giving public parks a facelift. Earlier this year, commissioners agreed to put $77 million into improvements, and that includes Lewis Family Park. 

13 Action News made some calls to find out why the construction appears to be on hold.  

According to county officials, the project was put on a brief, temporary hold. They found some additional work that needed to be taken care of, and that process for adding unexpected costs takes some time.  

The project was set to be completed in Fall of 2017, and officials say they are still on track to finish by then.