Eyesore of the week

By RJ Wolcott

Property: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard potholes

It was hard to pick just one spot in Lansing for this week’s pothole-of-the-week eyesore. City Pulse readers have spoken and, just like the rest of the state, appear to be well in tune with the thirdworldly state of the roads. Thanks, Old Man Winter.

This stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., just north and south of Holmes Road, was suggested via Facebook as one of the worst roads for potholes in the Lansing region. After visiting the site, it’s easy to see how this section has bumped, bruised and bullied drivers and their vehicles during the winter months.

The most expansive section of potholes extends nearly 50 yards in uneven road, punctuated by gaps in the turning lane nearly six inches deep. On either side of this busy boulevard, the constant shaking of cars reminds drivers just how disastrous this winter has been on Michigan roads. Dilapidated structures and long abandoned shopping carts along this stretch do nothing to distract commuters from the deplorable conditions along this well-traversed Lansing roadway.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail eye@lansingcitypulse.com or call Andy Balaskovitz at 999-5064.