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A smooth future for pothole-infested street

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Government spends your money, Neighborhood nuisances Updated: January 6, 2011 - 10:43 AM

 

Street of holes (photo by McKenna Ewen)

Street of holes (photo by McKenna Ewen)

 

A smooth ride might finally be in sight for Minneapolis’ most pothole-infested street. This week, a Minneapolis City Council committee approved the layout of a reconstructed 33rd Av. SE. and adjacent Talmage Av. SE.

Last summer, Whistleblower took a bone-jarring ride down 33rd, which has never been paved and routinely degenerates into a hazardous field of potholes and gullies. See the video here. One day later, the city dumped 17 tons of asphalt to fill the largest holes, but the city’s street maintenance chief said it was only a temporary fix.

It will cost about $4.3 million to pave the streets, which will have gutters, curbs and sidewalks. While the committee’s action means the project is moving forward, the work may start this spring. Or next spring.
 

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