HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — After years of dealing with a massive pothole problem on Countryway Blvd. in Hillsborough County, ABC Action News has learned a fix is finally on the way.
Countryway Blvd. between Race Track Rd and Linebaugh Ave is due to be repaved sometime in 2018. Hillsborough County is currently in the design phase and expected to be complete in September with construction following shortly after.
ABC Action News found one location they are currently repaving in Riverview.
Bell Shoals, a two lane road, started seeing fixes this week as the county is performing an asphalt overlay from Starwood Avenue and Academy Drive in Valrico.
The pothole problem has been a large one for drivers in the area. They say Hillsborough County has done many patch jobs over the years but every time the area gets a lot of rain, the potholes open back up.
The county uses the Army Corps of Engineers' Pavement Management system which means they evaluate every road in the county once every three years.
To see a list of the 2018 repaving projects, click here.
As for the potholes near Westchase, some say drivers are playing "leapfrog" around the potholes and are even swerving into traffic to try and miss them — creating a dangerous situation for everyone driving there.
The repaving project will cost more than $2 million.
If you would like to check out what road projects are scheduled in your Hillsborough County neighborhood, visit Hillsborough County's Road Resurfacing and Construction page.
To learn more specific details about a project in your neighborhood, including tax dollar cost and projected timelines for each step, visit Hillsborough County's Interactive Road Project Map.