An investigative ride down a pothole ridden road

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — Sometimes the potholes are so big that a temporary fix is not enough.

That’s why Huber Heights decided to close a section of Taylorsville Road between Brandt Pike and Bellefontaine Road to all but local traffic.

We went down it with City Engineer Russ Bergman for a closer look at what might be the worst stretch of road in the Miami Valley.

Cold mix has been put down in the group of potholes on the road, but the area to cover is just too big and officials don’t think it will hold long.

We wanted to know what led the road to get in such bad shape.

Bergman says it doesn’t drain well.  The standing water freezes and thaws under the pavement, causing it to crack.

We asked when residents can expect it to reopen.

“We’d like to fix it right away, but the asphalt plants aren’t open yet, so we can’t get the asphalt to do it,” says Bergman. “We’ve cold patched it for now.”

Bergman hopes to get it repaired in about a month.

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