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Faulty pavement material causes Bay Ho street to crumble

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 21:01:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Faulty materials used to pave a street in the Bay Ho neighborhood is causing it to crumble. The job was done only a year ago.

Milton Street is full of potholes and uneven gravel. Neighbors say most of the damage was done after the recent rainstorms.

“The rain brought all of these potholes up,” says neighbor Erin Kluzak. “We didn’t have them a month or two ago. There were some but, nothing like (how) it looked in the last two weeks.”

Kluzak frequently drives on Milton Street. She says the potholes are now a safety concern.

Within the last year, the city has done work on the road. The Public Works Department confirms the sub-contractor used a faulty pavement mixture causing the road to later deteriorates.

The Mayor’s office has taken an interest in the unsuccessful job. They sent 10News a statement saying in part:

"We've made historic investments in road repair over the past few years and implemented reforms to speed up projects and hold contractors accountable. We have set high standards for street repair and won't settle for anything less."

The Public Works Department says the sub-contractor will repair Milton Street and other crumbling roads paved with the faulty material, at no cost to the city. City crews will oversee the work done.

There is no date set yet on when the repairs will be made, but the city says it is on their agenda.