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Puzzle-shaped & reverse potholes found in central and eastern Tucson

Central and east side pothole problems
Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 12:45:57-04

KGUN 9's Pothole Patrol has some strange-looking potholes to share this week.

One hole looked like a puzzle was submitted by viewer Madsenwells. Most of the pieces were neatly resting in the pothole on Jessica south of Broadway. It was repaired late last week.

A "reverse pothole," where the pavement rises above the road was reported to us by viewer Linda. It's on the northbound lane of Stone, near the entrance to Tucson Mall. Linda says it's about half the size of a soccer ball and reminds her of tar bubbles she used to pop when she was a child.  We've asked the City of Tucson's Quick Response Repair Team for help in grinding this big bump down.

Finally, Pothole Patrol received an email from viewer Butch about his rough ride along Valencia, from just east of Wilmot to Kolb. He says that stretch of road is like a roller coaster and he's dodging ditches and valleys when he travels along that stretch. While there are no significant potholes on the roadway, it's been patched and repaired so frequently that it is in poor condition. Butch wonders if the road will be repaired soon.

The answer is yes. City of Tucson DOT will be renovating Valencia east of Wilmot this August, with a public meeting in late July scheduled at the Pima Air & Space Museum. 

Pothole Patrol solves road problems every week. Do you have a pothole in your neighborhood that needs attention? Send us a picture with the location to