SAN ANTONIO -- The dust and noise has settled down near the home of Jean Bloomer. Now the homeowner wants to know who will pick up the work on a major roadway project after a construction company filed for bankruptcy.
"There is no machinery. No men. No nothing and you could tell this was 3/4 of the way finished here," Bloomer said.
She heard rumors, but the homeowner didn't know that Ballenger Construction Company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month. The company left work undone on a section of the Wurzbach Parkway at the intersection of Blanco and Wurzbach.
"I would hate to live with it like this. But I want it done and I want it done properly," she insisted. "They should be telling us who is going to pick up for the company that defaulted."
The company was in charge of 11 projects for the Texas Department of Transportation and the city of San Antonio.
According to a spokesperson, half of the city’s projects with Ballenger are “substantially complete.”
As for TxDOT, the overpass, at Wurzbach and Blanco Road, was supposed to be done by the end of the year.
Only one thing matters now to Bloomer.
"Finishing the project because it looks terrible half done and half painted."
She considers it a problem for property owners.
"If we consider selling our house, it would be a downer, where as, before it was a plus, because people would be able to get from one side to the other."
Veronica Beyer, a spokesperson, told us TxDOT had contracts with Ballenger totaling more than $86-million dollars, in Bexar County.
Beyer, added that Ballenger’s insurance company is expected to select another contractor in February to finish the work on along the Wurzbach Parkway.
TxDOT could not say when that work would start.
However, Beyer sent an email stating the road projects would continue at no additional cost to taxpayers.