Pothole problems

Wilshire Road bumpy from State Highway 4 to John Kilpatrick Turnpike in the cities of Oklahoma City and Yukon.

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A westbound driver of a truck with a trailer on Wilshire Boulevard swerves around the potholes found just west of Sara Road on the north side of Wilshire. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Residents in eastern Canadian County have recently complained about the number of potholes along Wilshire Boulevard between State Highway 4 and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike.

With the reconstruction work on State Highway 4 completed recently, more people are traveling in the area.

A rough stretch of Wilshire Boulevard near Sara Road has potholes motorists swerve around. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Also, more traffic has been in the area since the opening of the new Redstone Intermediate School just north of Wilshire o Mustang Road.

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Oklahoma City Councilman Bradley Carter of Ward 1 said Wilshire is one of the top roads to be fixed. The south side of Wilshire is in the Yukon city limits from Richland to Sara Road.

The potholes are also bad on the west side of State Highway 4, which is also Piedmont Road.

A timeline or plan for repairs has not been announced by officials.

On a recent day, motorists who were westbound on Wilshire Boulevard approached a cluster of potholes west of Sara Road that are found on the north side of Wilshire, or the westbound lane. Drivers going west swerved to miss the potholes by escaping into the eastbound lanes. The roadway is flat for about a mile, but during times of the day traffic is heavier, congestion is common at the potholes with drivers navigating the roadway.

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