Disintegrating streets

The appalling condition of our city streets claimed another victim the other day.

A pot hole on El Puente was so large that driving through it at night destroyed two tires.

The unfortunate driver had the pot hole reported to the city’s 311 number.  A week later the pot hole has not been patched.

We deserve better


8 Responses to Disintegrating streets

  1. Deputy Dawg says:

    Please stay on the line. Your pothole is very important to us. If you would like to report a pothole in English, press 1. If you would like to report a pothole in Spanish, press 2. If you would actually like to have your pothole repaired in a timely manner, please call back in 2023.


  2. Apparently, the same person is in charge of planning the BRIO line out Alameda, the completion of San Jacinto Plaza, the maintenance of our streets, and a myriad of other projects. One person cannot be expected to do all of that at one time, you know. Oh, what’s that you say? We have different departments to handle different issues?! Really?! One would never know it from the lack of progress around here! Oh, did I misuse that word, progress? No wonder, seeing as how our city leaders have been misusing it for so many years.


  3. anonymous says:

    At 6:30 a.m. yesterday, I saw a BRIO bus and a regular bus travelling down Mesa less than 100 yards apart. One had one passenger. The other had none.


  4. Fed Up says:

    It is because most of the money allocated to the roads and streets goes to desk jockeys or perhaps to those 3 or 4 guys standing around while 1 or 2 guys work on fixing a pothole….


  5. Helen Marshall says:

    It would be most interesting to know what is the expenditure on streets in Albuquerque and Tucson, with not similiar climates, and what is the condition of those streets (having driven in both I can tell you that they do not resemble El Paso). Am ever more convinced that there is substantial corruption involved to produce such rotten streets that stay that way for YEARS. Drive down Cincinnati, on which is the official residence of the UTEP president, visited by numerous dignitaries from elsewhere. You would think that at least that street would be kept in presentable condition. You would be wrong.


    • Reality Checker says:

      Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the president of UTEP. She lives quite nicely at the expense of students and taxpayers. She keeps championing more and more spending, while tuition is rising rapidly.


  6. Idiocy says:

    I had a blow out after hitting a deep pothole and the rugged edges were enough to slice it.

    Has anyone ever considered suing the city for damage to a tire and endangerment. ? I will next time !

    Since they always want to be like other cities, well they do pay for the tire.

    Can’t even keep the streets repaired but they have a couple of million to tear up a street, install overhead wires and renovate a street. That really shows how stupid city council really is.


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