See, Click, Fix: Potholes on Rock Hill Road

By Christine Nelson - bio l email

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - It didn't take long to see where the problem spots were on Springdale Road...or feel them!

The potholes here look like they've been patched and repatched and patched again. This road is a heavily traveled stretch to shopping and food and the ride isn't getting any smoother.

"Over time it's just deteriorated to the point where it needs some patching done and resurfacing on it," says Jason Tinkler, Street and Storm Water Superintendent for the city of Rock Hill.

Tinkler tells See, Click, Fix they too have received numerous complaints about Springdale Road.  But this road doesn't fall in the city's jurisdiction. It's maintained by South Carolina DOT.

While there's nothing the city can do, they are getting the ball rolling to bring it to the state DOT's attention.

"We'll take some pictures of the road, take some pictures of the problem area and then we'll forward that on to the DOT with what we found," says Tinkler.

As promised, the city of Rock Hill returned to Springdale Road to do just that. Our cameras were rolling as two city workers snapped evidence of all the potholes, which will be sent off with their report.

As for a result, drivers are just hoping for a smooth ending.

The city of Rock Hill also told us a lot of commercial vehicles travel Springdale road as well so that contributes to the problem there.

See, Click, Fix got in contact with SC-DOT and found out Springdale Road has been on their radar for awhile. In fact, the road is scheduled to be put out for bid on July 13th. The company with the lowest bidder get's the project and then they move forward.

It will possibly be paved in the fall or first of next year.

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