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Pothole of the Week: TV Road

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - TV Road is home to churches, neighborhoods, businesses, potholes and WJTV. On Wednesday WJTV's Margaret-Ann Carter traveled down the street to visit our pothole of the week.

Drivers on TV road have become so accustomed to the potholes and shifting pavement that it's become the norm to swerve in and out of oncoming traffic.

"It's tore up around here," a driver yelled as he passed our cameras.

It's not just one pothole, it's the entire mile and a half stretch of road that drivers say needs work.

"The road has certainly deteriorated a lot there are a lot of holes it's poor maintenance," a neighbor said.

Neighbors say decades of neglect have led to the road you see now, riddled with deep holes and unsteady pavement ready to wreak havoc on drivers.

"I come down TV Road a lot to get to my house and it's really bad on the cars and rims because I spend a lot of money on it and it really messes up on the pot holes. I spend more money on my rims more than anything because of the potholes in the street," another neighbor explained.

City of Jackson workers have been out to this area before, repaving a portion of TV Road that was caving in.

Now, nearly a year later residents say history is repeating itself, "It looks like it's trying to cave back in again."

"I have not seen any marked improvement, it looks like it's beginning to deteriorate again and they didn't put the appropriate barriers for the highway and I'm afraid someone is just going to misjudge, just run off the road," neighbors voiced their concerns.

Other drivers say that there's a lot of wildlife in this area and the condition of the road makes it really hard to stop for anything that may be crossing.

We reached out to the City of Jackson to see if they have received any complaints or have repairs in the works. We have not heard back yet.


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