Gap in the road smoothed over by city - WNEM TV 5

ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS

Gap in the road smoothed over by city

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

Dave Decatur is like a lot of concerned motorists wondering what is going on with the intersection of Thomas Street and Euclid Avenue.

"There's no signs to slow down or a bump in the road and I hit that and it was like hitting a curb," Decatur said.

Car after car hit the gap in the street and other drivers having to hit the brakes to slow down and avoid colliding with nearby vehicles.

"That can cause a serious accident because I almost got rear ended," Decatur said.

TV5 sought out city officials to ask the tough questions and find out what they're doing to fix the problem.

"I've talked to my engineers out there. It will be getting taken care of daily," said Robert Dion.

Dion is with the water department. He said his staff is working on a water main project. He vows that gap in the road will be addressed.

That promise was being fulfilled that day. Dirt was being used to temporarily fill the gap. Dion said there will also be “bump in the road” signs put in place by Tuesday.

"So customers will know that there's going to be – even though there are construction signs – we’ll be telling them that that bump is still in the road," Dion said.

Dion said the project will wrap up soon and wants everyone to know his department is doing its best to maintain the streets there.

"Sorry about all that inconvenience and stuff and hopefully by mid-November that this is going to be all taken care of," Dion said.

Decatur welcomes the news, glad to learn something is being done to smooth over this intersection.

"Forty miles an hour if that light is green they're going to hit it hard," Decatur said.

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