Very Sad Roads

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Feb 16, 2013
Why have the roads in Blanchester been so bad, for so long? I blew a tire out on East Center Street, and the cost with taxes was over 200 dollars. They have filled the hole but very shotty job. The people that run the town should excuse themselves.

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Feb 16, 2013
How come Blanchester roads are so shotty? They have been this way too long, and those who tore them up should dismiss themselves. I cut a tire on East Center St. about two months ago. It cost me in excess of two hundred dollars to replace tire with taxes added on. 265x70x17 G Y tire.
Who is responsible for the roads being so bad.

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 18, 2013
I moved out in the Panhandle of Brown county about 14 years ago and never seen anything like the streets in Blanchester. It is always the same, pot holes, uneven pavement, waterline trails. They resurface and within 2 months, same old story. I sure would like to be the company that works on the streets in Blanchester, seems to be a constant gig.

Independence, KY

#4 Feb 19, 2013
We travel Rt.28 about every week-end and comment on the streets of Blan EVERY TIME!!! THEY ARE TERRIBLE!! We ALWAYS travel the back streets because they're alittle better than the main ones! Seems like alot of others do the same. It has been this way for a LONG TIME!!!!!!! TOO LONG!!!!!!!!!

Independence, KY

#5 Feb 22, 2013
Looks like the businesses along the main street would complain!!!!!!!

Dayton, OH

#6 Feb 23, 2013
I have put alot of money nmy cars because of tese roads, when wil they be fixed?

United States

#7 Feb 26, 2013
you need to think them no good republicans.for the roads not being fixed.all they can say is no to every john bohener he dont give a shit about the takes infrastructure to fix our roads and bridges.they need fired we can do that in 2014

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Mar 12, 2013
Yes people, this is a waste of our money we pay these Idiots to take care of our mainentance. the Bpa got Cox Paving againg because they were cheapest bid. Lets compare Apples to Apples. Back in 2000 the State of Ohio in clinton County paved the State Roads through Blanchester, only to have a the Blan. BPA rip them up again, and that made Clinton County DOT very upset, that they could be so dense. Now everyone saw all the nasty work that Cox Paving did, and so this last time the City Officials choose them again. So the old saying goes, pay me now, or pay me later. The DOT in clinton County know how Blan. has thrown good money after bad money to fix. Sorry, they always want more money, for our leaders, and very poor at what they do. Would you Wax your Car with Armor All, or McQuires Wax as you dry ! Sure would like to see BPA Officials, that are making more than they are worth, get their hands dirty. WE need Changes, and now. Why give them more money to blow. They want another 1 % Earnings Tax, but haven't dedicated to exactly where it is going ! If I am paying for High Test Gasoline, I don't want to be getting Regular, and this is what they are doing !

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 17, 2013
To the Duke:

Have you put your concerns in writing and presented them to the village?

Hopefully, Topix is not the only way you are choosing to address a very reasonable concern.

You might find that the people who run things are just as unhappy as you are with the roads.

I understand the lowest bidder thing, it's frustrating, but sometimes it's not just lowest bidder, it's ONLY AFFORDABLE bidder. I'm positive we could have roads like silk if we had unlimited funds to get the best contractors.

And ripping up good new roads for utilities work? I bet DOT didn't know about planned local work on sewage or something. They paved over stuff that needed repaired and was already contracted out. Infrastructure work is scheduled out so far in advance that this stuff happens all the time.

Doesn't help much for your front end alignment, though.
gregory jones

United States

#10 Feb 20, 2014
Go to and get phone numbers for john kasich .. odot and your state representative. Call them them and call them again! We pay everyday for safe roads. John kasich says we have to pay more taxes for road maintenance. REALLY? DONT JUST SIT THERE AND COMPLAIN! Tell them you have had enough.they are only doing what we as people are letting them do. IT IS US AGAINST THEM.:

Fayetteville, OH

#11 Feb 22, 2014
joe wrote:
you need to think them no good republicans.for the roads not being fixed.all they can say is no to every john bohener he dont give a shit about the takes infrastructure to fix our roads and bridges.they need fired we can do that in 2014
Man, are you a product of Blanchester schools, too? You are mostly illiterate and, I would imagine, a Democrat. See, I know that because of your blaming "them no good republicans" for your bad roads. You're probably a union member, too, huh? lol. Were the roads great when Strickland was governor? Yeah, I didn't think so. Try reading a few books so you can carry on a conversation.

Mansfield, OH

#12 Feb 23, 2014
why do they need roads in blan? nothing there but drug heads and idiots anyway. haahahahahahahahahha
Graham Paige

Wilmington, OH

#13 Feb 27, 2014
if the city of Blanchester needs money so bad they should start taxing the sale of meth
Blan roads are horrible

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 28, 2014
Fix our roads. No wonder this is a viable topic. One day a hole seems fixed, the next day you are dropping a tire in it again. There is no avoiding the crappy treacherous roads unless you want to swerve all over the place. I drive a lot and our Blanchester roads are the worst. I would avoid them but based on where I need to go, it is impossible. They are embarrassing.

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