Pasco Co. pothole riddled roads getting fixed

Repair tips can be submitted online & through app
Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 18:05:23-04

You might be noticing roads out there--are getting a bit more bumpy. In Pasco County--a busy road with dozens--is now getting fixed. However, some neighbors don't think the repairs go far enough.

Moog Road in New Port Richey is getting a much needed facelift.

Just a few days ago, the road was riddled with potholes.

"We've had instances where cars have actually fallen into the road, and we've had to run down and pull people out.  So i can understand why they're fixing this," said Michael Orta of New Port Richey.

While he's glad to see the road being ripped apart and repaved he's still got serious concerns..

"I feel that the materials are not going to last because there's no drainage system here.  There's no design for the water to go anywhere," Orta said.

Moog Road's damage isn't just typical potholes.  The problems are caused by repeated heavy rains during last year's hurricane season.  But the county insists fixing roads and stormwater flow are two separate issues.

"The stormwater infrastracture is not what's causing potholes. And it's not what caused that water damage. But we do have stormwater infrastructure issues, and the board just voted to give us some money to start fixing some of these old problem," said Mike Garrett, Pasco Co. Public Works director.

Right now the county's actually caught up on pothole patch requests.  It recently started crack sealing streets to help stop potholes from forming in the first place. And it's now easier than ever, to let the county know if you've got a pothole problem in your neighborhood.

On the county's 'My Pasco' phone app, you an click 'report an issue' and under public works you'll find the word 'pothole'. Once you find the address, hit next, and you can even snap a photo of the problem.

Most pothole problems in Pasco get fixed within a week.  But the county says a lot of residential streets need an overhaul. And until that gets attention, there will continue to be some bumps in the road.

Hillsborough County is also working to repair pothole problems.  If you have a concern you can report it at, via email at or by calling Public Works at (813) 635-5400.



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