Potholes slowly being fixed after August 1 storm damage

Posted at: 08/20/2014 5:41 PM
Updated at: 08/20/2014 5:47 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The large pothole on Lead between I-25 and Broadway has been an eyesore and a nuisance for drivers every day for almost three weeks.

"We always know that when we have any kind of road project that it is an impediment to get to downtown or any area in the streets," said Mark Motsko of the Municipal Development Department with the City of Albuquerque.

The large pothole formed after the flooding that hit downtown on the night of August 1. The storm literally left a mark.

"Several areas downtown and near Downtown that had some pressure buildup popped out the manhole covers and actually the manhole concrete and the asphalt," Motsko said.

He says crews have been working on the pothole, but their focus has been on other problems down the road.

"Broadway is such a main thoroughfare downtown that we concentrated our work there knowing that the one on Lead could be fixed later," Motsko said.

Now that potholes on Broadway have been fixed, the city will focus on the issues at Lead and High.

The pothole is expected to be fully repaired in about a week.