Natalie Harvey is holding a birthday party. But it's a slightly unusual party because this party is held for the construction on 20th Street in Lakeview, Louisiana. In a festive mood, Harvey shared the occasion on the Facebook post where she celebrates it, complete with balloons, cake, and a birthday hat.
"Happy first birthday to our street construction!"
Turns out that this is Harvey's one way of showing protest and feeling tired from the construction. It has been ongoing for a very long time, preventing people from taking their car out and driving on it.
Speaking to Fox8, Harvey explained, “Our driveways on my side were blocked for about three months this summer. Now, the other side is blocked, so nearly every house on the opposite side of the street from mine, has their driveways blocked."
Harvey also said that the construction inspired her cake idea.
natalienaquin -Via"Just last week, we had a massive, 6-foot-deep hole! To celebrate, I created a replica of the street scene in cake form: two layers of chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting."
Why hasn't the street construction been done even after a year?
Harvey explained, “As an example, they’ll work every day for a week, then there will be two to three weeks with nothing. The work has definitely picked up in the last couple of weeks. But you never know when it’s going to stop and when it’s going to start back up again.”
The story has been shared more than 940 times on Facebook with more than 1.2k reactions.
We hope the construction will be done quickly for Harvey and her neighbors!