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Clinton Neighborhood Needs Pothole Relief


Driving over the occasional pothole can damage a car and it can be dangerous to the driver. So, imagine driving over dozens of potholes every day. People living along Harrison Dr. in Clinton don't have to imagine it -- they live it.

"The road is treacherous, said Mike Portz, who's lived along Harrison drive for close to seven years. "If you've got any decent vehicles, you go too fast, it's going to tear something out, it's going to blow a tire."

The stretch of roadway in question is only about one mile long. But, from S. 19th St. to S. 14th St. on Harrison Dr., the potholes seem to be endless.

The city engineer agrees that the bad roads need to be dealt with. A $1.5 million road reconstruction project is set to begin in five years. But drivers say they need a temporary fix now --

"There's lots of traffic on this road," said Roy Seymour, who has lived on the street for nearly 30 years. "Ashford University is just up the way and we have soccer fields on the other end. There are 1,500 cars that go by here on the weekend."

So, city leaders will vote on a long term street resurfacing project.

"We have decided to actually resurface the street with a one inch asphalt overlay," said Jason Craft, city engineer. Craft said it should alleviate the problem for about five years, until the reconstruction project in 2018.

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