A portion of College Drive is closing for repair on Friday because a combination of heat and rain has caused the road to buckle.
Drivers tell us the slight inconvenience of maneuvering through construction will be worth it in the long run.
One by one, cars hit a particular bump on College Drive. Logan Koshel lives nearby and drives over that bump everyday.
“Your car is like bumping up and down and all these like potholes and bumps,” said Koshel.
The bump near the entrance to Chick-Fil-A across the street from Walmart has been deemed unsafe by the city.
“I can sometimes feel my car bottoming out. It’s time to get that away because it’s going to ruin my car,” said Carter Discharry, a local driver.
City leaders say heat and rain has made this stretch worse.
Starting Friday, July 27th, the transportation department plans to close the two lanes heading north for the weekend.
Workers will cut through the asphalt and concrete to make those repairs and remove the current panels.
After that, they will pour more concrete and then lay new asphalt.
The city hopes this will improve the road and drivers like Koshel are more than ready for the fix.
“I feel that College has been a street that has long overdue for repair. So, I’m happy that it’s gonna get fixed.”