What Cincinnati restaurant makes a great margarita? How will the big sports teams do this year? What issues should local government focus on? Nobody has more opinions on these and other pressing questions than Cincinnatians themselves. In our new column CityBeat Streets, CityBeat reporters are asking local residents about a different topic each week, highlighting the Queen City's good, bad and ugly.
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This week's question:
Where is the worst pothole in the city?
“Pretty much any street downtown. I can’t remember what street has the worst. I don’t know if it’s just too hard for crews to get to them to work because of the traffic, but they seem to be more concentrated down here.”
“All over downtown to Avondale and Bond Hill. The city’s not getting to the potholes in a timely manner to take care of their business. Peoples's cars are getting damaged. They’re not being reliable – just not doing their job. I’ve encountered a lot of them.”
“The potholes tend to be more in the residential streets that aren’t getting proper maintenance – ones that are on hills. When I go out on investigations for my criminal cases, I get into some interesting areas in the city and I see [potholes]. Especially in the West End and Price Hill, I think probably erosion underneath the roads from lack of service. If I had to pick an area that needed some work, I’d say West End and Lower Price Hill.”
“Honestly, I know anytime I get onto the [interstate] ramp there’s a ton. I’ve almost had a tire pop, so I try to drive right on the center of it so it goes right under my car. Right around there I would say, crossing over into Kentucky but right before. I get anxious every time I’m about to drive that way because I know it’s coming and I’m afraid one of these times it’s going to cause something to happen to my car.”
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