Neighbors: Potholes in road cause damage to vehicles

Published: Dec. 31, 2018 at 3:16 PM CST
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Neighbors say that a pothole filled street is causing damage to their vehicles.

The road is in the Colonial Acres area, near 48th St. and and Mormon Bridge Rd.

The residents of the area said they have complained, but nothing is being done.

Nico Douglas said he has to slow down and try to dodge the potholes on his way home from work, and that it's been that way for years.

"It's been a huge mess. We tried to get it graded, tried to bring road base in. It's probably damaged pretty much the suspension in every vehicle I've owned, so I have to replace it every year or so," he said.

Jo McCall also lives along the damaged stretch of 48th St.

"It's terrible. The potholes are so deep, I mean, it's done so much damage to our vehicle," she said. "We've complained to the city, we have been to the city council meetings and we've got nothing done."

Some worry the bumpy road could cause accidents.

"Somebody's going to get hurt," McCall said.

Residents said the road is pretty bad right now, but it's also looked worse before.

"It's pretty bad right now. It's not as bad as it usually gets. it will get way worse than this, in fact, "Douglas said.

The residents of 48th St. said they don't know what else to do to get the job done.

"We've called, written letters, but I don't know if we need to do a petition or what," Douglas said.

Omaha city officials told 6 News that 48th St. from Mormon Bridge Rd. to Clay St. is an unimproved road and that the city grades the road on a schedule twice a year, in April and June.