Bent rims and busted hub caps have become the norm after winter weather added to growing number of North Texas potholes. There’s no question pothole damage is hitting drivers bank accounts, but who is at fault?
Last week’s winter blast did more than just drop the bottom of North Texas thermometers. Crews are back out filling what seem to be bottomless potholes, but one is so bad it flattened all four tires on one man’s BMW!
The growing number of potholes are one thing, but what really worries some drivers is the prospect of other vehicles swerving at you to avoid them.
Last week’s ice and snow storm melted over the weekend to reveal many highways littered with potholes. Many who stayed home at that time, are now finding the holes an obstacle in the daily commute.
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.