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ODOT to fix rough road near Lytle Tunnel

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Traveling down 71 south going into the Lytle Tunnel can be a shaky experience. It’s one that will certainly put your vehicle's suspension to the test. It's something that hasn't gone unnoticed by drivers.

"It's a little jarring when you hit when you hit the bumps, usually it's pretty smooth,” said driver Mike Pauciulo. "You see people swerve a little bit, but there's not a whole lot of room there to swerve, but yeah people do swerve to get out of the way."

Some drivers have taken to social media to express their frustration. On Facebook, Kerri Sizemore posted.  "What's up with 71 south at the tunnel? Tore my car all up, I can't believe they left the road like that?"

Jason Blank posted "I go off roading and over rocks and it seems smoother than just before the tunnels."

The Ohio Department of Transportation is aware of the issue. They say the problem is from wear and tear and patch work over the years.

"It's basically falling apart, so we'll go and patch it , come back two or three days later the patches hold but everything else around it crumbles, so it's essentially a pot hole,” said ODOT Communications Manager Brian Cunningham. 

Starting in mid to late July, traffic will be routed from the southbound lanes to Northbound to fix the problem. ODOT says, weather permitting, the south bound lanes should be fixed by next summer.

Once that’s complete, there will be a reverse shift to fix the northbound lanes. They hope to have it finished by the end of 2017.

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