What it took to fix one of the Miami Valley’s worst potholes

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – A road that’s been bulldozed by Mother Nature got rolled over one more time Thursday as crews finished repairs.

A stretch of Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights that has been closed since February because of potholes is open once again.

Officials first told us they hoped to have it opened by the end of March.

We wanted to know why the project took longer.

“The asphalt plants opened first day of April and it rained a few times,” says Huber Heights Engineer Russ Bergman. “We had some delays in them getting started.”

But the warmer temperatures Thursday gave crews a chance to finish up that work, and not a moment too soon for some.

“We had a lot of calls wanting this open,” Bergman says.

The repairs come at a cost of about $30,000 to $40,000.

We wanted to know if the road will now be able to stand up to the summer’s heat and winter’s cold.

“It will hold up well for a long time,” Bergman says. “We took care of the base problem and the area it was in that had drainage problems we took care of them.”

 

 

 

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