Red Stick Residents wondering when potholes on River Road will be fixed

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 4:53pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "It's going to get to the point when it's going to submerge and start to erode more, and more," said Todd Munsey, a Resident of Brightside Drive.

Todd Munsey uses River Road every day to get to school and work.

"If you live in or around Brightside, you know that you're not gonna try to get on Brightside or Nicholson for traffic, you're gonna try to take River Road," said Munsy.

Todd says the majority of the potholes are set around LSU, where there's the most traffic. He says he's worried about driving on such a bad road.

"It's true, if you look at it, every single year it gets worse and worse," he said.

DPW Chief Traffic Engineer Ingolf Partenheimer says the road's been falling apart for a while.

"Basically the road's deteriorating because we've got a lot of trucks utilizing it right now, from a lot of work that's being done on the levee," said Partenheimer.

Partenheimer told FOX44 DPW has been working to patch the giant pot holes.

"There's a patch which is just at the top of the road that needs to be repaired," he said.

But with such big trucks constantly using the road their efforts to patch it won't be successful.

"Keep in mind that each road is buit to with stand a certain amount of heavy vehicles, each heavy vehicle could be worth 20,000 small vehicles," said Partenheimer.
 

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