WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Now that the snow has melted and winter is over, drivers told 22News they had hoped cities and towns would be faster at filling potholes, like ones on Riverdale Street in West Springfield.
After dealing with damage from hitting too many potholes, some drivers said they’re looking for smoother, and sometimes longer routes to avoid the roads in desperate need of repair.
Jodi Pas of West Springfield said, “This is the worst it’s been. I don’t know why it’s not fixed. If it’s money or finances or the town, I don’t know. But, it’s horrible. It’s horrible.”
According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, crews repaired about 210 potholes on the Massachusetts Turnpike, between Springfield and Weston, in January and February of 2017.
MassDOT announced in March plans to expand a pilot program that detailed pothole locations, size and cost of repair. The department said the information would assist in better addressing the roads that require consistent pothole repairs.
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