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A man prepares the traffic control lights on Allen Road in this file photo.

Q: The final resurfacing of Allen Road over the Westside Parkway is very nice, however driving from the parkway south on Allen Road to Stockdale Highway is much like driving over a freshly plowed field. What's up with that?

Allen from the overpass to Brimhall was resurfaced. Why was Allen from the overpass to Stockdale not resurfaced?

-- Larry Talley

A: The city does plan to repave Allen all the way from Stockdale Highway to Brimhall Road, but isn't exactly sure when it will happen, said Assistant Public Works Director Nick Fidler.

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