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Westchase residents impatient with pothole fixes turn to Domino's Pizza for help

Posted: 5:09 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 18:32:18-04

TAMPA — Desperate for action, Westchase drivers are turning to Domino’s Pizza for help.

It gets a bit bumpy on Countryway Boulevard near Racetrack Road and for Lucy Lombardi, it’s been even worse.

“It actually popped my tire before,” Lucy Lombardi said.

All because of potholes. Lombardi said while patching has been done, it never works.

“I’ve been here for 13 years and they’re always repatching them,” she said. “It’s just a couple of days or a couple of weeks before the potholes are coming back again.”

Former New Yorker Tim McDonald expected Westchase’s roads to be better.

That’s the county’s plan. In a more than $2 million project, construction is expected to begin early next year. But fed up with waiting, residents have their own plan.

“We decided 'well if the county can’t do anything, maybe Domino’s will,'” McDonald said.

On PavingForPizza.com , you can nominate your town and Domino’s might repave your road. For restless residents, it’s a plan worth considering.

The county tells ABC Action News that Public Works is hoping to award a contract in October. If all goes as planned, the project will start in early 2019. Construction is expected to be completed in approximately 30-45 days once the work begins.

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