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Commuter Dude: Potholes so impressive neighbors give them nicknames

8:23 AM, Oct 16, 2013   |    comments
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LITHONIA, Ga. - When Dorothy Brown contacted 11Alive's Commuter Dude about potholes on West Fairington Parkway, she wasn't kidding.

She's even come up with nicknames for the potholes that disrupt her commute to and from home.

"This is my Grand Canyon," she noted, pointing to one of the bigger holes.

Commuter Dude immediately contacted DeKalb County about the problem, and the county responded with inspectors and promises to perform a major patch job. 

Dorothy remembers how DeKalb County performed a patch job when the potholes were much smaller. That was two years ago. Since then, the situation has gone from bad to extra bad.

"They need to do the job correctly, even if it requires paving the whole street" said Brown.

DeKalb County says the potholes will require more than just a load of asphalt. The county plans to send heavy equipment to fix the problem.

"At such time it meets the critical threshold and the funding is available, we'll resurface it," said county spokesperson Burke Brennan. "For now we'll stabilize the area and make it safe."

Because the work will require heavy equipment that's being used at other jobs, Brennan says crews won't be able to begin work for about two weeks.

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