It only takes a brief walk or drive to discover that the city’s roads and sidewalks are in bad shape. On example can be found in the 2400 block of Lake View Avenue in Silver Lake, where a section of concrete has sunk more than three inches. Normally a call to 311 – the city’s service line – will eventually bring a city crew to fill in a pothole or fix a crack. But so far a resident of Lake View Avenue can’t get anyone’s attention, according to blogger Diane Edwardson. A portion of the street had been repaired a few years back but more needs to be done. But, given the city’s tight budget, repaving the cracked street is not going to happen soon. At this point, Lake View Avenue residents will settle for a much more modest fix, said Edwardson:
If nothing else, my size 10 boots say this is a trip & fall lawsuit against the City waiting to happen. At least the City should put up some safety cones with flashing lights at night.
The last major paving job on the street, judging from stamps in the concrete, took place in 1926.