West Farmington residents start petition to get road fixed

geauga portage easterly road in trumbull county needs repaired

WEST FARMINGTON, Ohio (WKBN) – Some residents in Trumbull County are taking steps to get their road fixed.

Parts of Geauga Portage Easterly Road near West Farmington are riddled with potholes and residents said little has been done to fix it.

Resident Ron Arlesic said more needs to be done.

“There is enough traffic that goes up and down this road that it should be fixed. I understand years back this was a dirt road. Well, times have changed,” Arlesic said. “They just kind of do a less than adequate job. They just throw a little bit of patch down, as you can see what is out there right now.”

Arlesic said this problem has been going on for years.

“We had talked to the engineer last year when they were out here. We asked the question: When are they going to pave this road? The answer was they are never going to pave this road,” he said.

A group of girls decided to start a petition and they have gathered at least 40 signatures so far.

“My granddaughters all did this themselves, ranging from 12 to 16. Trying to do something to bring some kind of help out here to fix it. They can’t even ride their bicycles on this street it is so bad,” Violet Click said.

“We can’t go for walks or push her in the stroller because people swerve trying to miss potholes. You don’t know if someone is coning over the hill trying to miss a hole. You can’t stand there because they might run you over,” Jessica Fisher said.

Click said they won’t give up making the street safer.

“I also contacted Trumbull County Engineers and they are saying that it is a township road. When we figure out who it belongs to, that is where we are going,” Click said.

Calls to the Trumbull County Engineer have not been returned.

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