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Potholes annoy motorists on 1300 South

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-25 19:57:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Potholes scattered across 1300 South are frustrating motorists and damages cars, residents say.

Local businesses and motorists who frequent the street are angry that the arterial roadway has not been repaired. People feel it’s not enough that the city posted signs warning drivers.

Baylee Pace drives to her office every day at the corner of 1300 South and 300 West. She said the potholes cover the street from Interstate Highway 15 to State Street.

“I just think it’s very unsafe,” Pace said.

The signs are posted on both sides of the street, every few blocks near the Trax stop.

Pace added she’s angry the city wasted time and money putting up a sign rather than fixing the road.

“I saw a truck’s tire pop because the pothole that’s on the road,” she said. “They’re not doing anything about it, but they can put the sign up to let you know.”

City officials say the road is on their list of repairs but the million-dollar project won’t see improvements until the spring.

“We just got funding for it a few months ago and there’s a design process that’s going to run between now and March – construction will begin April 2014,” said Rick Graham, Salt Lake City Public Services Director.

The city has a phone number and website where residents can report damaged roads. Officials say it’s a constant process and extreme temperatures only make things worse.

Concerns can be reported at http://apps.slcgov.com/general/absolutefp/streets.htm.