Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Is This the Worst Road in the Cleveland Area?

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM

click to enlarge Terrace Road - COLTON FAULL PHOTOS
  • Colton Faull Photos
  • Terrace Road
You already know Cleveland's reputation for having some the worst roads in the United States. In 2015, TRIP, a national transportation research group, even released a study saying "Cleveland and Akron area roads are among the most deteriorated in the nation, costing area drivers $845 each year in additional vehicle operating costs." But of all the afflicted area streets, East Cleveland's Terrace Road could be the worst.

Your Side Investigators from News 5 Cleveland recently took a look at the road, following up on a three-year investigation. (Watch the whole report here, paying special attention to those TV monitors they sloshed into the potholes for effect).



"It's like a maze trying to get through it," said one of the driver's News 5 interviewed.

In order to get through this "maze" some drivers maneuver around the edges of the pothole-laced street. Others take an even less traditional route, driving on the sidewalk.

The specific piece of Terrace Road in dire need of repair is located in front of the abandoned Huron Place Apts, a slowly decaying 13-story vacant building.
click to enlarge The abandoned Huron Apartments on Terrace Road
  • The abandoned Huron Apartments on Terrace Road
Unfortunately, the stretch of asphalt does not seem to be a concern for East Cleveland's City Hall, as News 5 discovered.

In its current state, check out Scene's own video below, it's probably best to avoid Terrace Road altogether. Unless you're excited about driving on the sidewalk.


Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 5, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation