1 year after repairs, concerns rise over West Carrollton roads

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WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A recently completed construction project appears to still have some bumps in the road.

That’s why 2 NEWS is working to find out if anything is being done about the area of South Dixie Drive and Central Avenue nears the 75 Interchange in West Carrollton.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates it cost nearly $26 million to fix major road problems and add routes near that area.

But drivers are somewhat divided on the results.

“It just goes like somebody hit, like your car dips out,” Mary Campbell told 2 NEWS.

Another driver felt differently, “No it’s pretty smooth when I drive on it. They just redid it like last year or something like that and I haven’t had any issue with it,” explained Jenny Sizemore.

And there were others who say the damage has a big-city feel to it,  “Yeah, reminds me of new york,” said one man. “Cause they’re all bumpy. They don’t take care of the roads,” said one man.

A majority of people we talked to felt the roads were in poor condition.

They’re concerned that newly constructed roads already have issues, and that’s before winter hits and further damages roads.

“It was a little bumpy. It was jarring. It hurt a little,” admitted Nick Glass. “It seems like– kind of like a waste of money if it’s that bumpy already.”

2 NEWS reached out to the City of West Carrollton to learn what is being done to fix the current conditions.

Service Director Rich Norton said, “ODOT is aware of the problem areas and it is my understanding that they are going to repair them.”

2 NEWS then called ODOT officials to see if they had plans to fix South Dixie Drive.

They did not return our call, but in a statement say there are plans to resurface rough areas.

No word yet on a timeline for those repairs.

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