HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A viewer reached out to our Driving Tampa Bay Forward tip line after rain continues to flood a road outside a Ruskin subdivision.
The water can sit for days and is causing pieces of the road to break off leaving large potholes off 21st Avenue Southeast.
ABC Action News was out there earlier this month, and found that a contractor was hired to fix the problem.
Neighbors tell us that a contractor tore up part of the area shortly after our story. However, the flooding from Thursday's large rain event shows the problem is still there.
Craig Heid said he's not sure if it's the road, or possibly a drainage problem nearby.
While our Driving Tampa Bay Forward crew was there -- they found the filled potholes were opening back up from the water.
A spokesperson for Hillsborough County says they usually have 90 pothole repair requests at any given time in the county.
They say that when there is five to six days of rain, the repairs don't always stay.
Heid said he's been going back and forth with the county for two, maybe three years, "trying to work through the gears of the government is a slow process."
Since the recent updates aren't enough, Heid wonders if the road needs to be repaved.
ABC Action News reached out to the county about a better idea of what fixes were made, but we're waiting to hear back.
ABC Action News is committed to Driving Tampa Bay Forward. Stay on top of the latest road safety and infrastructure updates by downloading our streaming app available on Roku , Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV .