Is This the Worst Road in the Cleveland Area?

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Terrace Road - COLTON FAULL PHOTOS
  • Colton Faull Photos
  • Terrace Road
You already know Cleveland's reputation for having some the worst roads in the United States. In 2015, TRIP, a national transportation research group, even released a study saying "Cleveland and Akron area roads are among the most deteriorated in the nation, costing area drivers $845 each year in additional vehicle operating costs." But of all the afflicted area streets, East Cleveland's Terrace Road could be the worst.

Your Side Investigators from News 5 Cleveland recently took a look at the road, following up on a three-year investigation. (Watch the whole report here, paying special attention to those TV monitors they sloshed into the potholes for effect).

"It's like a maze trying to get through it," said one of the driver's News 5 interviewed.

In order to get through this "maze" some drivers maneuver around the edges of the pothole-laced street. Others take an even less traditional route, driving on the sidewalk.

The specific piece of Terrace Road in dire need of repair is located in front of the abandoned Huron Place Apts, a slowly decaying 13-story vacant building.
The abandoned Huron Apartments on Terrace Road
  • The abandoned Huron Apartments on Terrace Road
Unfortunately, the stretch of asphalt does not seem to be a concern for East Cleveland's City Hall, as News 5 discovered.

In its current state, check out Scene's own video below, it's probably best to avoid Terrace Road altogether. Unless you're excited about driving on the sidewalk.




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