Driving on some Peabody streets is like an obstacle course this time of year.
There are potholes in many streets as the Department of Public Services tries to keep up with the tire-eating craters. Mayor Ted Bettencourt said there are two work crews devoted solely to repairing potholes.
They’ve been busy lately as the public has alerted them to dozens of potholes. The Peabody Police log has been littered with problematic potholes, most notably on Bartholomew Street, Andover Street and Lynnfield Street.
Bettencourt went on Facebook to ask residents to tell him of any “particularly dangerous” potholes.
We asked readers on Facebook last week about potholes and they gave an earful of complaints about road conditions all over Peabody. We shared Bettencourt’s Facebook status asking about the most problematic potholes on Tuesday and got more than two dozen responses.
Peabody, like many nearby communities and the state Department of Transportation, are struggling to keep up. The Peabody DPS has been making progress. For instance, Lowell Street near the high school is much better after DPS crews patched potholes in that area.
But there are still many roads in rough shape. For instance, Lowell Street closer to the Lynnfield line is still pockmarked, including a few giant potholes.
We want to hear from you. Where is the worst pothole in Peabody? Have you noticed an improvement over the past week or is it getting worse? Let us know in the comment section below.