1101935 Pothole Riddled Dallas Street Not On List For Repair

A motorist drives along a street near a large water-filled pothole. (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Dallas is hoping to fix more than 400 miles worth of streets this summer, but a pockmarked street that runs through Uptown is not on the list.

For years residents have complained that Fitzhugh Avenue is riddled with potholes. One driver commented to KRLD NewRadio 1080 that, “For as nice of an area and with the homeowner’s association the way that it is you would think that the taxpayer’s money would be going to a better use.”

Officials with the Dallas Street Services Department know there are issues with Fitzhugh – especially when it turns into Douglas and Wycliffe, just before the Dallas North Tollway.

“We’ve got 11,500 lane miles of street in the city of Dallas, of which 486 are targeted for maintenance this fiscal year,” explained the director of Dallas Street Services, Gilbert Aguilar.

As bad as Fitzhugh is, it’s not bad enough to get on the list of roads that will be worked on this year. That means no relief for the Fitzhugh driver who said, “There is lots of potholes. I do swerve and I’m afraid I’m gonna run into a car sometime… hit a car.”

Some $15 million will be spent for road crews to repair streets and patch as many potholes as they can this summer.