LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - The bumpy ride could start smoothing out in some parts of Wayne County. A new pothole initiative has focus, and it's got a lot to do with what's happening on I-96.
“These potholes, you could see by my car, I need new tires from the potholes." said Kevin Evans, "They’re tearing my rims up.”
"This is my first winter in Michigan," said Chris Shreve, "So this is insane. You cringe every time you do it. I got friends who bust tires and bend wheels all the time.”
“They need to do something fast." said Evans, "Whatever way they can come to a conclusion to get these potholes, please. The citizens, we’re paying our taxes.”
It appears those taxes in Wayne County are being poured into potholes, as county leaders are set to unveil its Pothole Blitz Initiative, designed to bring extra attention to the area’s pothole epidemic. The initiative will focus much of its work along side streets near I-96, between Telegraph and Newburgh. That 7 mile stretch of interstate is set to close, pushing all those drivers onto the side streets.
"I can’t imagine how congested that’s going to get especially around 5 or 6 in the evening.” said Shreve.
The I-96 project is set to start at the end of March.