Spanish Fort to fix problematic potholes accused of inflated tires near mall | Baldwin County Alabama News
STRONG SPANISH, Ala. (WALA) – A pothole-ridden road near the Spanish Fort Center has prompted the city to take emergency action to fix the holes that have been blamed on inflated tires.
Jennifer Jeter says she blew a tire on Saturday night while driving down Eastern Shore Boulevard when she hit a pothole filled with rainwater.
“I hit him and he hit so hard I thought I probably would have ripped the front of my car,” Jeter said. “I could just hear the air hissing out of the tire and within seconds it was flat.”
Workers in the Spanish town of Fort repaired the potholes on Monday and intend to fix it permanently although the road is the property’s responsibility.
“It has an effect, a reflection of the city. Is it our responsibility? No, in reality it is not,” said the Spanish mayor of Fort Mike McMillan. “But we have identified a source of funding to take care of it so that we can tackle an issue that affects all of our constituents.”
Jeter shared photos of the potholes on Facebook; a message that has been shared over 400 times. She hopes that those who have seen their damaged vehicle will be reimbursed.
“At least offer them some sort of compensation or refund of their money,” Jeter said. “I just want someone to take responsibility for it and open it up like it’s supposed to be paved.”
At Monday night’s city council meeting, Fort Spain’s city council unanimously approved a resolution to repair Eastern Shore Boulevard. A technical study estimates that a permanent fix will cost around $ 3.4 million.
FOX10 News has contacted the Eastern Shore Center regarding the potholes, but has not received a response.
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