Stephen Robinson of Omaha, Nebraska is fed up with the city. They refused to maintain the roads which have become riddled with potholes.
“Oh, (the streets are) chunky and bumpy and hard to navigate,” Patty Suarez, who lives in the neighborhood told KETV. “They’re tire-busters.”
Stephen decided he had enough, so he got out his wallet, bought the tar himself, and has been patching up the potholes himself.
One Omaha man has spent $ 10,000 on 10 tons of pothole patch, all in an effort to fix his neighborhood’s streets after the city stopped maintaining them.
“It is a never-ending job,” he said. “But there’s no reason that we have to have lousy streets if someone’s willing to fill the potholes.”
Over the past 3 and a half years, Stephen believes he spent $ 10,000 on 10 tons of pothole patch, which he believes is perfectly affordable for the city.
“I’m not looking for the city to finish my potholes,” he said. “I would like the city to fill them as they very successfully did for 20 years.”
The city claims that Stephen’s neighborhood and 300 more miles of roads weren’t built to standards and it doesn’t make sense to fix them.
“I’m buying these bags at full retail,” Robinson said. “I’m sure the city could buy it for a third of the price and could do a fine job maintaining this road and a lot of other roads like it.”
While the neighborhood could apply to have a new road put in, Stephen has no plans to stop until something changes.
“It isn’t cheap, but I have no intention at this point and time to stop it,” Stephen said.
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