DOT Puts Additional Crew On The Task Of Repairing Potholes

Memorial Drive in Greenville is a smooth street turned bumpy road. Groups of potholes are tough to miss and drivers like Tairy Feliciano are well aware of the consequences.

Feliciano said, "When you're driving and you have somebody in front of you and at the last minute they realize there's a pothole and they swerve to the side... It can be dangerous."

At Pugh's Tire Service in Greenville, pothole-wounded vehicles are entering the garage more often.

"We have seen over the last two years quite a bit of increase in rim damage, tire impact damage and alignment issues, " said District Manager Jim Jernigan.

Jernigan said it's definitely something the customer is going to feel in their wallets. He explained a new tire is at least $75 and that an alignment will run about $65.

The Department of Transportation said it's a problem caused by so much winter weather. Maintenance Engineer Jeremy Stroud said repairing the potholes is a priority. They've put additional crews on the task.

Each time you see a pothole you're asked to report it. Stroud said they'll have it filled and repaired within two days.


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