West Price Hill residents disappointed in repaving job

West Price Hill residents want paving do-over
West Price Hill residents want paving do-over
Posted at 5:04 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 18:49:22-04

CINCINNATI -- Just two weeks ago, a city contractor repaved Joanna Place. It's a quiet street tucked away from the busy traffic of Glenway Avenue.

But to many neighbors, the contractor left the street ruined.

Sue Micheli, a neighbor on Joanna, said the new surface started showing tire marks almost immediately.

“It looks worse every day,” she said.

The recent paving work is part of the city's Capital Acceleration Program, a $60 million effort going through 2021 and meant -- for the first time -- to include preventative maintenance on roads still rated in good condition.

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According to the city’s website, the preventative maintenance work, using contractor American Pavements, aims to “improve safety, save money, enhance the city’s business environment and raise the overall quality of life for residents.”

But Mary Spinelli, who's lived in West Price Hill for more than 20 years, said she's very disappointed. She said she believes the city should have a different company complete the project.

“They would have been better off if they hadn’t done anything at all,” Spinelli said. “It’s just a horrible job.”

WCPO contacted the city for comment. City officials say they're aware of the repaving problems and are looking into the issue.