Massive potholes in Ross Twp. causing major car damage, dangerous conditions

Updated:

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Many people who live in a Ross Township apartment/housing community said potholes near the entrance of their neighborhood are causing major problems.

Channel 11's Dave Bondy visited Johanna Drive off of McKnight Road on Tuesday and talked to drivers who were forced to maneuver around the holes in the road.

"We don't understand why it's not fixed. I mean, it has been like that for over a year," said Eric Dawson.

Dawson said the potholes have already cost him $140 in damage to his tires.

Bondy reported that confusion over who is responsible for the road may have led to a delay in repairs.

The manager of the nearby Woodhawk Club Apartments said the township claims it's a private road, but she's not sure. So now the township and Woodhawk Club management are in a legal battle to decide who will make the repairs.

The Woodhawk Club manager said despite the ongoing legal battle to find out who is ultimately responsible for repairing the road, they have hired a crew to fix the potholes.

Meanwhile, the potholes have also caused traffic backups on McKnight Road because people who turn onto the roadway must reduce their speed.

Residents said efforts to fix the potholes in the past were only temporary and they want the problem resolved once and for all.

"They put a little bit of stuff in the water and it comes right out. You ruin your tires, you ruin your front end and everything – it's a shame," said Dave Connolly.