Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On January 4 I called MCDOT to report that there were sinkk-holes in the ground where old utility poles were removed the week before. The next evening a crew came down Sligo Avenue and temporarily patched the sidewalk panels that were missing with asphalt. This was a big improvement, but only temporarily - as evidence by the reappearance of the sink-holes.
As the air warms today, the asphalt and the ground beneath soften. The dark asphalt, combined with the fact that some of these temporary fixes are still intact, make these re-emerging holes particularly difficult to see at night and especially dangerous.