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Diamond pothole patchwork continues

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By Katy Korkos

The potholes on Diamond Drive near the high school have become worse since a so-called fix was applied in December. Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said that he had received complaints from county residents, and that he and his staff were doing everything possible to fix the problem.“As many residents have noticed, some areas of the overlay have failed and the transitions at the Canyon Road and Sandia Drive intersections were very poorly constructed,” Zimmerman said. “Because of the condition of the work performed, the contractor has not received any payment for the work. County staff has been communicating with the contractor, and demanding that the work be corrected.”In December, the county had a contractor place a thin asphalt overlay on Diamond Drive between Canyon and Sandia Drive. The purpose of the overlay was to protect the existing road structure from moisture and possible failure until the Diamond Drive Reconstruction project rebuilds that section of Diamond Drive (2010), Zimmerman said.The cost of the overlay is estimated at $89,000.


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