Private road potholes vexing drivers heading to public offices

Published: Aug. 7, 2019 at 6:49 PM CDT
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Since Spring, a huge pothole has caused damage and frustration for drivers trying to access a Douglas County Treasurer's Office.

After registering her new car at the North Omaha office, Stephanie Lindvall hit a pothole on one of the only streets available for accessing the office.

"All through here, it's scrached up," she said.

The County Treasurer leases the North Omaha office, and the main way into the parking lot is a private street that county officials wanted repaired for months. It's been a test for drivers avoiding a patch of small potholes next to a big, deep one.

”It’s been many years since I’ve gotten a new car and then when I get one I have to hit a crater just because I’m getting my license plates,” Lindvall said.

Taxpayers licensing their vehicles aren't the only drivers dodging the potholes. Drivers heading to a grocery store and fast-food restaurants are also having to dodge the wreckage.

“We’ve had customers that won’t come back because they think it’s ours and it’s not,” said the manager of a nearby fast-food restaurant.

After investigating, OMNE Partners insists that the cavity will get filled with asphalt next Monday. The nearby Jimmy John's franchise owner said he will pay to have his side fixed maybe at the same time.

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