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Pothole filled road not scheduled to be fixed for years

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While plenty of people are ready to hit the road this summer, the road is hitting back with monster potholes.

Some of the potholes could put a dent in your vehicle and your wallet. Residents said there's one pothole that's worse than the rest.

If you drive down the stretch of Davenport between Michigan Avenue and Niagra Street then you know what a bumpy ride is. The stretch sees about 12,000 vehicles every day.

"It's terrible. They need to tear the whole thing out and put in a new one," said Kathy Dixon, driver.

It's hard to drive down the street without swerving or hitting the pothole. The hole is so deep you can see the rebarb holding the concrete together.

"That is hazardous. That is very hazardous. You know, I think the speed limit is like 25. You literally need to be doing about 5 miles an hour. If you're doing anything more than that your car is gonna dip up," said Andre Martin, driver.

According to the city, the quarter mile stretch ranks as a two on a scale from one to 10 with one being the worst.

Although the road is so bad, it's not scheduled to be repaired until 2019, according to Beth London, city engineer.

"2019? 2019? Do they realize it's 2016 right now," Martin said.

That's the earliest the city will have the minimum $1.2 million it needs to totally repair the road. For now, the patch jobs will have to do.

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