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The city of Quincy plans to resurface streets littered with potholes

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Imagine living on a street where the pothole situation is so severe that patching them no longer does the trick.

That's the frustration residents in one Quincy neighborhood are experiencing.

Tammy Mills who lives on Melview Road says the potholes on her street make driving a headache.

"Pretty bumpy. There's quite a few potholes," said Mills.

And Kenneth Crabill who lives just off of Melview Road says he's been experiencing the same bumps for years during his regular bike rides down the road.

"So many pot holes you can't miss them all because of all the traffic on Melview, so you end up hitting all the pot holes on your bike," said Crabill.

And both Mills and Crabill say the problem isn't getting any better.

"They've tried to patch them here and there with asphalt and tar but it doesn't last," said Mills.

"It gets worse every year, but it's been bad for years," said Crabill.

Quincy City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp says pothole season is in full swing and crews are already out repairing them, but says there are severe situations like Melview Road that need extra attention.

"There reaches a point of no return. The pot holes you keep filling them and filling them and you're not going to get anywhere," said Steinkamp. 

Steinkamp says the city has plans in the works to completely resurface Melview Road, but there is no timeline yet for completion.

Seinkamp says they have to work with the county on this project though, because it's partially in their district.

For Mills, the fix can't come soon enough, because she says it's been a long time coming.

"Maybe every couple of years you see maybe see a little patch of asphalt in one of the holes, but not very often. It's been quite a while," said Mills.  

 

 

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