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Harbor Bridge Project delays frustrate nearby residents who were rushed out of their homes

Residents say they're upset nothing has been done yet with the neighborhood they had to leave.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Shawn Bice is one of many residents who were rushed to leave their neighborhoods so progress could be made with the new Harbor Bridge Project. What's frustrating for residents like Bice is that nothing is being done with the neighborhood they had to leave.

"I feel that we were rushed out of our neighborhood so that they can build this new bridge," Bice shared. "But this new bridge has an impact that needs to be seriously looked at."

Bice is among many residents who have large concerns surrounding the bridge. Bice had to move out of his home in January 2020.

"I actually didn't get a chance to move into my new house until 11 months after I was moved out," he explained. "So again, I was out of my new house for a whole year before I could actually move in and people didn't have the house together."

"I had to stay in the motel with my kids for another year keeping them safe and satisfied so they can go to school and stuff."

Bice and his family now live on the west side of Corpus Christi, but with housing conditions there, he said a lot of people are still struggling.

"Y'all pushed us out of the neighborhood. Where are the people to help the people?" Bice questioned. "We're paying these taxes, high mortgages."

Even after all of the waiting for his new house, Bice has been dealing with foundation and electrical work since moving in. He said all he wants is a house that stays standing.

"Y'all put enough money up to move us out, but at the same time, we need help with these houses," Bice said. "We need help getting people off the street out here. We really need help."

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