HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Deep Creek Boulevard runs through Prentis Park in Portsmouth. Itis a bumpy, potholed road under construction, but it looks morelike a road in a third world country than a road in Hampton RoadsVirginia.
"It's bad, it's terrible," says Rick Jones who lives on theroad. "My brother had a rim broken, but they won't cover thatbecause they put up signs saying detour."
Kenny Harrud of JCB Construction knows about the potholesbecause he's part of the construction crew trying to improve theroad. "We have traffic to deal with, and people are drivingthrough. We have to stop, and it slows us down," he said.
The road has been under construction since December and won't becomplete until April.
For the most part, Portsmouth has done a quick job filling inpotholes--asphalt repairs are visible all over the city.
The pothole at Westhaven Elementary was emailed to WAVY.com.When we showed up we found Gloria Martin, and she was dancing inthe pothole. A work crew only filled the it half way with asphalt.Brandy Cotten gives partial credit for the work done, "Yes, I do,"she said.
For her some is better than none.
WAVY.com was told about a pothole at Cradock Middle School, butone at James hurst Elementary was worse. Cars were bouncing as theypassed over it. If you've got a pothole you want filled, call thecity you live in.
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