Pothole Patrol " Harlingen road gets immediate results
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:21:43 GMT —
It all started with a request on Facebook for the Pothole Patrol to take action on Briggs Coleman Road in Harlingen.
That's where we found an entire road in need of some attention, but we also found a side street called Montezuma which needed immediate action.
The holes were large and deep and causing concern for educators at nearby Harlingen Adventist Elementary.
"It's a high traffic area with school vans and busses and parents dropping off students. It's dangerous because it's already a narrow road and you have to maneuver around the potholes," said principal and teacher Sandra Unsworth.
The Pothole Patrol took the concerns to Cameron County Commissioner Dan Sanchez who made a promise to have crews out the next morning filling the holes on Montezuma.
Sandra was witness to the work.
"I was so excited when I saw the crews filling the potholes. I said wow they listened to Marcy."
Sandra says she's worked at the Christian school for 3 years and has always driven through massive potholes on the corner of Montezuma and Briggs, and it wasn't until the Pothole Patrol made a visit that action was finally taken.
Now Sandra and her students are praising the pumps for making their trips to and from school a lot less bumpy.
"My students told me to please thank the Pothole Patrol for getting the street fixed so I wrote to you on Facebook to say thanks."
The rest of Briggs Coleman road is still in need of repair.
Action 4 News let Commissioner Sanchez know about those concerns and we will follow up with any plans to repave.