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What's wrong with this picture?

April 01, 2012
  • Though hard to see, a dip in the pavement on the left side of the northbound through lane on Potomac Avenue was very noticeable to drivers who bumped over it.
Photo by Heather Keels

The problem: On Potomac Avenue, in the northbound through-lane approaching the intersection with Eastern Boulevard/Northern Avenue, a sunken spot in the pavement on the left side of the lane creates a sharp bump for drivers.

Who could fix it: City of Hagerstown

What they say: Hagerstown Public Works Manager Eric Deike said his street supervisor inspected the area and found several spots in the area where “the pavement is failing for some reason.”

“We’re trying to figure out what the long-term solution is, but for now, we were able to grind it down somewhat,” Deike said Friday.

 — Compiled by Heather Keels

Editor’s note: Each Monday, The Herald-Mail will highlight an infrastructure issue or other problem and will try to find out what is being done to fix or improve the situation. We will not tackle situations involving neighborhood or domestic disputes or consumer problems.

If you are aware of a safety problem, a major annoyance or a pet peeve that one of our governmental bodies, an agency or an organization is responsible for fixing, send the information, and a photo if you have it, to:

What’s Wrong With This Picture
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Hagerstown MD 21740
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