What’s broken? – Trolley track potholes

With a dull thud, a silver Hyundai Sonata drove slowly over the streetcar tracks at Linden Hills Station. A valley of potholes, which clutter the area surrounding the trolley tracks on Queen Avenue South and West 42nd Street, was to blame.

Mary Boldischar, a Linden Hills resident, said the potholes force her to slow down to 5 mph as she crosses the tracks, so she does not damage her car.

“We try to drive around them as long as there are no other cars in the oncoming lane,” Boldischar said.

While her car has experienced no specific damage, Boldischar said the potholes are not helping. She said the road has been in this condition for the past two years.

“We frequent the lake and have not seen any improvements,” Boldischar said.

City spokesman Matt Laible said the city would have the street repaired this summer.

“We will actually have a crew working in that area in the next couple of weeks here,” Laible said. “They will be on that street.”

If you see something broken on the streets, or spot some other nuisance issue in the neighborhoods that needs to be resolved, please let us know. We’ll spotlight the problem in the newspaper and online. We’ll work to get it fixed and identify who is responsible for addressing the problem.

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