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WHAT NEEDS REPAIRING AROUND BUFFALO NIAGARA

THE PROBLEM

There aren't a lot of people living on the south end of Trevett Road in the Town of Concord, but just about all of them have tried to get somebody to do something about the abominable condition of their street.

The two-mile stretch of road south of Route 39 is particularly gruesome, with many deep potholes and broken pavement. At one point, the pavement pretty much disappears for about 15 feet.

Motorists should be familiar with that spot because right next to it, one resident has posted an orange sign directing complaints to the Erie County Department of Public Works.

Trevett Road is a county road, and, hours after Fix It called Erie County Deputy Highway Commissioner Gerard Sentz, county road crews were patching some of the bigger potholes.

But Sentz said a bigger fix is needed because the soil under the road is "pumping" up into the road, "so you've got some very soft spots."

The county will be back on Trevett Road this year, he said, to install drainage ditches and pipes. "Then we'll dig out the soft spots and replace them," he said.

Residents, who say their calls for help have been ignored for years, will surely let Fix It know when that work is completed.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE

Gerald Sentz, Erie County Deputy Highway Commissioner, Phone 858-8306, or sentzg@erie.gov.

Bad roads are by far the biggest source of complaints to Fix It, but we're also glad to look at issues involving lighting, traffic controls and other smaller problems that can be fixed by government agencies. Submit possible Fix It items by calling the Fix It line at 849-6026, e-mailing fixit@buffnews.com, or writing Fix It, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14240.

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