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Cars Do ‘Pothole Waltz’ To Avoid Holes at Railroad Crossing

A musical plea to CSX Corp. to repair the potholes at the 108th Street and Central Avenue railroad crossing in three-quarter time.

Cars do the 'pothole waltz' at 108th Street and Central Avenue railroad crossing to avoid potholes.
Cars do the 'pothole waltz' at 108th Street and Central Avenue railroad crossing to avoid potholes.

Patch recently spent the day playing in traffic and capturing vehicles on video trying to avoid driving over the potholes at the railroad crossing at 108th Street and Central Avenue.

If you want to see the potholes get fixed, give Tom Livingston a call at CSX, 708-832-2169.

Then roll back the rug and dance to the "Pothole Waltz." 
Chris M. May 07, 2014 at 07:55 PM
Instead of the mayor and trustees fighting over the next video poker game being installed all around town or that next massage parlor how about them doing something about this! Why should I call to have it fixed!
Bill Goodman May 07, 2014 at 10:39 PM
The railroad that those tracks belong to is the IHBRR. CSX just maintains them. Their big priority right now are the tracks at 103rd St just East of Kedzie in Beverly. They're replacing all the old track they bought from the CN last year. At the rate they're moving, They may not get started until July 4th and each lane would most likely be down to 1 lane each.
Sandra Bury May 07, 2014 at 11:24 PM
This just in from Mr. Livingston: "Crossings should be grinded in Oak Lawn over the next several days for potholes. Then a rebuild later in the year." Thank you to all the Patch readers who kept the pressure on!
Joe Kocur May 08, 2014 at 06:58 AM
93rd on kostner east -west is a disaster also. Do readers have to inform oak lawn to what needs to be done? Towns slowly but surely crumbling.
nooney1971 May 09, 2014 at 01:59 PM
This crossing should actually be raised above street level, similar to what they did with the crossing on 111th. When that first opened, everyone thought it would cause flooding and other traffic issues, but it never did. They just don't have the cooperation from Chicago Ridge or funding to raise the tracks.

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