So, you’re driving after the North Texas ice has finally melted. Great! Then, bam you hit a gigantic pothole. Sorry. And unfortunately those dips in the pavement and asphalt are going to get worse before they get better.
Wednesday night road crews were busy patching up a considerable hole that opened up in a bridge on Interstate-35E.
Tuesday evening crews shutdown two lanes of I-30, on both sides, until 6 a.m. Wednesday. For months drivers have bumped and rattled over a construction project that’s taking longer than planned.
The sounds of construction have quickly been replaced with the sounds of frustration. In south Fort Worth the first week of school is a big mess. Road construction is creating a lot of chaos.
Drivers in Fort Worth say they’ve bounced over one too many potholes in the last several weeks.
Much of North Texas has thawed out after an ice storm that nearly shut down the region for several days.
Now that much of the ice has melted — or been chipped away — from area roads, North Texans are finding the inevitable aftermath of a week’s worth of freezing and thawing.
People who live or work in Dallas that have a complaint about potholes or high weeds have a new weapon in reporting those kinds of offenses. It’s a new Dallas 311 Application for smart phones.
As the City of Dallas targets eight mosquito hot spots to spray this week, some neighbors said that the city should also fix the potholes in alleys as part of its effort to control the spread of the West Nile Virus.
While the soaking, and at times heavy, rains are helping relieve drought conditions in North Texas, it’s also wreaking havoc by damaging some roadways.
The city council wants voters to approve a bond issue to fix some long-term problems.
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.