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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Poor driving conditions currently along the Anthony Wayne
Trail are a big concern for city leaders.
Both Mayor D. Michael Collins and Councilman Rob Ludeman are
south Toledo residents who say the conditions are less than ideal.
"This year in the last month, the large sections that are
coming up, it's not just a pothole, it's a pot-section," said Ludeman.
"Not only would you be in jeopardy if you hit a pothole, the
avoidance of potholes is every bit so hazardous," said Collins.
Right now because it's winter and hot asphalt is not
being produced, street crews are using cold patch to fill in potholes, and the
mayor says that process needs to be reviewed ASAP.
"I really want more permanent fixes with these roads and
I'm not quite certain even with the technologies we're using today there isn't
a better practice out there."
As far as a complete resurfacing of the roadway, the city
would have to coordinate funding with the state, and Ludeman says the city
should be looking at ways to tuck away money for that project, even if it's a
year or two down the road.
"We completed an ordinance two weeks ago to sell a piece
of city-owned land in Monclova in the Triad Business Park," Ludeman said. "My
understanding is it's well over a million dollars that would go into the CIP
(capital improvements fund)."
spokesperson says state funding for resurfacing the AW Trail would be available
through the state's urban repaving program.
Dealing with potholes can be a real pain. Do you know of
some in your area? We want to help! Tell us where they are on our Facebook event.
See what others have to say about the road damage and a
map of the worst potholes in Toledo here.