JACKSONVILLE Fla. -- It took a year, multiple documented complaints to the city and to JEA, and an Action News investigation to finally get a Riverside pothole on Oak Street patched up.
It had been blocking traffic right in the middle of Oak Street near King so long that it started to grow its own garden.
Now, two months later, neighbors are back to square one.
Motorists are once again forced to weave out of the way of yet another barricade.
"They don't do it right the first time so then they have to go back and spend money and do it again, and in the end fix it two or three times and you spent way more money than if you fixed it right the first time," said neighbor Seth Kimball.
Kimball says he feels his tax dollars are being swallowed by a pothole. So Action News took his concerns to City Hall, where the Mayor's spokesman says a fix is coming.
"We're going to do it the right way," said David DeCamp. "We're now working with JEA to find a permanent solution here."
But neighbors wanted to know, why wasn't it fixed right the first time?
"Well that's what we're trying to investigate at this point," said DeCamp. "We know that there is a JEA asset under it so we're going to try to investigate it to make sure we know what's going on there and then patch it as soon as possible with a permit repair."
The City could not give Action News a timeline as to how long a fix will take, but since it involves JEA sewer lines, they say they need to careful.