PennDOT patching up potholes on City Avenue

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Pothole problems continue to plague drivers around the region. (WPVI)

Pothole problems continue to plague drivers around the region. But one particularly bad stretch of heavily traveled highway Action News told you about last week is finally getting some attention.

The southern stretch of City Avenue is more of a traffic nightmare than normal these days because PennDOT has launched an all-out assault on potholes and general deterioration along a half-mile stretch that contains hundreds of potholes and general bad road.

It is the stretch from Haverford Avenue south to the Delaware County line.

The regular motorists along this route view the contractors like a liberating army.

"This road has been horrible for quite some time. I'm glad they are working on it, though. I'm glad they are finally getting it together," Gil Saunders of Springfield Township, Pa. said.

PennDOT decided to speed up the makeover of City Avenue by several months because of the increasing complaints about tire blow outs and bent rims.

"This was going to be on a contract that came out this summer, but it deteriorated too quickly and we added it on to an existing contract. They're going to mill down about 4 inches, pave it, and then everything should be fine," Scott Pearson of PennDOT said.

PennDOT contractors expect to finish this project by the middle of next week.

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