Chief engineer sees less road damage this spring than past years

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – While potholes and crumbling roads continue to be a problem across the Valley, engineer Pat Ginnetti said it may not be as bad as it has been in past years.

Ginnetti said his crews have been busy trying to keep up with potholes on country roads as they open up. He admitted that the phones in his office have not been as active as they were the past two springs.

Regardless, Ginnetti said keeping up with the roads is a full-time proposition.

“Infrastructure, as it ages, and you know, with budgets being stretched, it’s still difficult to get to all the roads we’d like to, but it hasn’t been as bad as it has in the past,” Ginnetti said.

He attributes at least some of the reduction in problems to a milder winter than we’ve seen with less snow and ice.

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