Taking Action On Rough And Busy Huntsville Road

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Huntsville is like every city. It has plenty of roads that need paving.  One of the busiest roads has a stretch that's needed paving for a long time.

"It's pretty rough. It hasn't had work in a while," says Mirandi Bennett.  She's been driving on the road in question, Pratt Avenue, for more than seven years .

The section that is getting all the attention is about 30-yards long, and it's just east of the intersection with Meridian Street. It's pitted, and broken, and has holes that have obviously been patched dozens of times.

A driver who travels Pratt Avenue on a regular basis was asked to describe the rough part. "I probably couldn't say it on TV. I'd say crappy, crappy probably," says Mike Norton.

Norton's to-the-point assessment  would likely elicit a "that's right" from most drivers.  And drivers are the reason this stretch of four lane needs help.

"It needs to be replaced because there's a lot of high traffic out there," says C.J Patel, who has worked next to the bad stretch of road for eight years.

Pratt Avenue is busy.  There's a section of road that is in terrible shape, and everyone we talked to says the same thing. It needs to be fixed.

We are taking action to get that result. We're talking to Huntsville city officials, because a road that's as rough as this, shouldn't be part of the daily commute for thousands of drivers.

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