Potholes are damaging cars on the Mass Pike between Westfield and West Springfield.
The potholes are particularly bad on the eastbound side of the highway between Exits 3 and 4. Drivers are having a tough time avoiding these craters, right in the middle of the road.
“Usually when I’m driving and I see one of those little holes I curve one way or another because if I hit it and I hear that bump sound I know I missed avoiding it,” said Ronald Twitty of Waterford, CT.
Potholes are blamed for billions of dollars in vehicle damage every year in the U.S. and many highway deaths.
“I tried swerving out of the way and I hit the pothole really bad,” said Paul Celello-Tierney of West Springfield. “I had some damage to my vehicle. About 25 hundred dollars worth of damage, I blew out my front right tire, it was bad.”
Most of these potholes are in the right lane of the highway, so if you’re driving on I-90 eastbound stay alert and drive with caution especially at night. The state said they are aware of the potholes and plan to get them all fixed in 2019.
MassDOT said they will continue temporarily patching the potholes on this section of the Mass Pike until their full repaving project is completed next year.
MassDOT couldn’t tell us when next year they plan to permanently fix these potholes on the Mass Pike.