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Merrimack Valley

February 23, 2014

Peeved about potholes

Lawrence residents complain about the condition of recently paved intersection at Hampshire and Lowell streets.

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Carlisle said she drives all the time through the various communities in the Merrimack Valley and knows the conditions of the streets.

“Lawrence by far has the worst streets,” she said.

City resident Donna Vanbuskirk agreed and said the conditions of the streets reflect poorly on the entire community.

“It looks like we don’t care about our city,” Vanbuskirk said.

She said driving through the city can become a painstakingly tedious task.

“You have to drive real slow,” she said. “You don’t want to hit them hard or you will break your car.”

Along with the massive pothole on the corner of Hampshire and Lowell Street, Vanbuskirk said the potholes on Andover Street are also just as bad.

“It’s awful,” she said.

Rivera urged residents to contact the DPW when they notice a pothole.

“We know that Spring not only brings rain but potholes as well,” the mayor said. “More than anything, we need residents to report what they see,” he said.

Isensee advised drivers to drive slowly and cautiously.

“It’s New England, so potholes are common this time of year. People need to drive slowly,” he said.

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