QUESTION: Have you driven on Third Street in El Centro near Desert Oasis High School? The street is in really bad condition, not to mention the intersection at Ross is dangerous at peak hours of the day. Why is it this city of 40,000 people only thinks about the west side of town? They are spending thousands to build that green belt and the other side of town is being let go to waste! — Potholed, El Centro
Tired of bumping down the road, eh? Well, Steve Hogan, city public works director, said $3 million is going toward fixing the worst streets around El Centro by September. Hogan said Third Street between Ross and Smoketree is among those 30 to 40 streets slated to be fixed. As for the intersection, he said he's aware it's in need of attention.
"We recognize that is a very tight intersection that has been an area of concern for us. It's narrow, aggravated by parking along the street," Hogan said.