Drivers Say They Feel Unsafe on Bridge

The Charles Nyhan Bridge in Lawrence, Massachusetts has been so problematic for drivers, many of them tell NBC10 Boston they don't feel safe driving on it.

Drivers say they've complained to city officials because they feel it's a safety hazard.

"I have to drive it every single day to go home, and it's ridiculous," said Jackie Vega, a lifelong Lawrence resident. "The other day, my car just brought me and my daughter up."

Minutes after arriving to report on the shoddy bridge, public works crews from the city arrived to construct a temporary fix to the problem. The bridge is a state road, one in which the city and state are corresponding to fix.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it is working to remove some temporary and loose "fill pavement" that was installed during the winter, when potholes appeared and the temperatures were too low to allow for permanent repairs.

Crews are scheduled to finish work removing the fill pavement by Saturday, and a project is scheduled to begin in the next several weeks, weather permitting, to do full repairs on that area of the bridge.

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