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Potholes continue to plague Steubenville-area residents

Updated: Thursday, February 20 2014, 09:28 PM EST

By Jessica Guay

Steubenville, OH -

Pothole problems continue to irritate Steubenville and Mingo Junction residents – not only are residents tired of swerving around them; they worry about the potholes doing a number on their cars.

With the weather warming up, more potholes are appearing, and more drivers want to see them fixed.

There are excessive potholes in Mingo Junction on a detour up Commercial Avenue to state Route 7 north. Mingo Junction workers were out today filling up some potholes with asphalt grindings on Commercial Avenue. 

“They’re terrible; you might as well have square tires on your car because they don’t do very good at fixing them. I guess they’re not started yet. They usually do a good job, but right now it’s kind of bad, especially when you go to go on Route 7; it’s terrible,” local resident William Peckens said.

Many people say Lovers Lane in Steubenville is the worst they’ve seen, and they want to see something done.

“From one end straight down through Sunset, it’s a mess. The holes are getting bigger up there all the time, and a lot of other streets around here have big potholes, too,” local resident Raymond William said.

Mingo Junction Police Chief Steve Maguschak said as soon as the weather dries up, crews are going to continue filling as many as potholes as they can, especially the deeper ones.

Ohio Department of Transportation officials said they are addressing pothole issues as they arrive, and a crew was out on state Route 50 between Mount Pleasant and U.S. Route 250 today.

Potholes continue to plague Steubenville-area residents


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