Monday, June 03, 2019

NEWSFLASH: KANSAS CITY POTHOLE CRISIS PERSISTS DESPITE EMPTY PROMISES TO FIX!!!

Remember during winter locals were assured that KCMO would start fixing potholes as soon as the weather allowed.

Now, there the extreme cold is gone but the potholes remain in order to serve as very real reminders regarding amount of faith voters should place in political promises as we approach the eleciton.

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Pothole repair is a constant battle in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Road repair crews across the metro are struggling to keep up with pothole patching. The harsh winter followed by the especially wet spring have all left Kansas City roads in bad shape. The Kansas City Public Works Department said they're doing their best, but they just can't keep up.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

and yet they're out there filling them. Weird.

Sly James Frosty Shit Hole City said...

Banquet of consequences

Anonymous said...

The road maintenance was deferred by the Council over the past 8 years. Now the road damage is more than surface and the road bed will need to be replaced in many locations. What did KC get in return for this??? Lets see, 18th and Vine, Jazz Museum Board of Directors, Two City funded grocery stores in the same district, MLK...

Anonymous said...

I get it the winter was bad and not a lot you could do with the massive amounts of potholes. However this is long ongoing problem for KC. Is it a funding why they can’t get on top of this or a lack of will?

Anonymous said...

The roads are so bad they need a complete resurfacing and new markings in most places. Street maintenance should be on some sort of replacement schedule. We pay enough taxes for these basics. Im sure the city will try to pass a new tax for street repair.

Anonymous said...

They might as well give up. The road surfaces are completely past their life expectancy. This is nothing but bandaids on a deep bleeding wound. Weird.

Anonymous said...

You fucking shithead dick suckers complain about the city streets but totally give MODOT a pass for their shitty highways and the Mizzou grads who work there like Joseph Shithead Turner up in St. Joke.

But, what TKC really stands for....

Turner’s
Kock-Sucking
Clan

Anonymous said...

The Mayor, City Manager and City Council should get out and start filling those potholes on the weekends.

Anonymous said...

Is any money from your KCMO income penalty AKA the earnings tax go towards roads?

Super Dave said...

When you don't fix the hole right to begin with sure it's a constant battle.

Poor Richard said...

Funny that Kansas City has the 10th highest city tax burden in the country but is only the 37th largest city.

https://cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ocfo/publication/attachments/Tax%20Rates%20and%20Tax%20Burdens%202017_A%20Nationwide%20Comparison.pdf

https://www.infoplease.com/us/us-cities/top-50-cities-us-population-and-rank

Anonymous said...


To all of you idiots who take the city's side on this saying stupid things like....funny how they are fixing them weird. They are NOT fixing them and the city even said they aren't fixing them because of weather and not enough employees. It's always something but yet the liberals will make up stories to benefit the city even when the city itself says different. Now that's HYSTERICAL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

jolie justus can walk across town with a wheelbarrow full of blacktop and a shovel, wearing her MAGA hat.

Maltus Flavius said...

The latest from KCMO's public works department, per KCMO insider, is that the potholes have to go through 1 more freeze/thaw cycle before the potholes can properly be repaired. In the meantime taxpayers will have to suck it up and endure a little more pain before any relief in sight.

Anonymous said...

You need to let go of your hatred and resentment of this person at modot. You are poisoning yourself. This is in re comment at 11:24.

By the way I think the road crews doing their best but so much deferred/neglected maintenance under the Sly years it's almost impossible. But hey look at the streetcar! And convention hotel! And all these tax abated luxury dwellings! Momentum!

Thanks,
-radish

Anonymous said...

I thought Killa Shitty has one of those Magic negroes for mayor to bring peace and prosperity to the Paris of the Plains. Oh, right, that's what he does for his cronies, especially those frosty funders in the Sunflower state that got him elected. Oh well, he is content that the nobody taxpayers keep forking over while murder momentum and debt burdens steadily rise.

If y'all are staying in the Kcrumbling,Kcorrupt,Kcrimmie,Kcowtown, for a while, then try to make quick dives into those bushes when the bullets be flying!!!

Anonymous said...

and yet I saw crews on Norfleet, 63rd, and Meyer Blvd today. Three separate crews, three separate locations, all filling potholes. Very weird!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Only three, I'd call that pathetic for a city with app 6000 miles of road.

Phil Cardarella said...

Will continue to have a pothole problem in Kansas City Missouri until the city quits spending money helter-skelter and engages in actual scientific asset management. That is a message that Councilwoman Katheryn Shields and a few of her colleagues have been arguing for for the last 3+ years -- largely on deaf bureaucratic ears..

While the solution is difficult, the problem is simple: it does absolutely no good to do asphalt overlays over massively potholed surfaces because the supporting superstructure of the road is rotted. (Potholes do not develop from the top down but from the bottom up, where – absent proper maintenance – water has seeped in and eaten away at the base.)

That is why it is generally an absolute waste of money to put a layer of asphalt over a failed road. It lasts 2 years instead of 10. That is why it is necessary for the city to act upon a long-term policy of road reconstruction, not just asphalt Band-Aids. It is telling that when members of the Council demanded that they be presented with a listing of which roads need repair iand road condition of roads as part of the most recent contract cycle, the public works staff simply refused to give that information to councilmembers – and then were defended in their arrogant behavior by their boss, the City Manager.

Those who view the role of elected officials (who, after all in the taking the heat) is an important one even in a City Manager form of government understand that a major flaw in such a system is the inability of the Council to simply reach over the top of an otherwise competent City Manager and fire or discipline upper-level managers who defy the Council while hiding beneath the City Managers skirts. Firing a city manager is a traumatic experience for a city under the best of circumstances and should always be a last resort but it is a flaw in the system that incompetent or unresponsive subordinates cannot be brought to heel by any method other than replacing a city manager.

Anonymous said...

Well said phil