A booming Central Ohio city is experiencing some growing pains.
More residents means more traffic in Gahanna.
"It has grown up so fast, it is absolutely amazing," says Gahanna resident Ken Rogers.
About a quarter of the streets in Gahanna are now in need of repair.
Rogers tells 10TV he believes Gahanna has become a victim of its own success.
He wonders when the city will fix the street in front of his mother's home on Dunoon Drive.
"There's crumbling curbs, streets," Rogers told 10TV's Jason Frazer
The city says it is doing its part to temporarily fix some streets.
"The stringy like things are crack seal which keeps the water from getting down into the pavement. It helps hold the asphalt together," says City Enginner Karl Wetherholt
The city says the majority of streets in need of repair were built 25 years ago.
"They're in the normal state of decay for the age they are," says Wetherholt.
The city wants to fix them but it doesn't have the money.
The city earmarks about $500,000 dollars per year for road maintenance.
But because of the city's growth over the last 25 years, the city engineer says his department now needs about $2.2 million to resurface the decaying streets.
For now, the city says the streets needing the most help will be fixed.
"The other streets we have to defer until the next year," says Wetherholt.
The city is placing a ballot issue before voters this November.
If it passes, part of the money will be used to cover street maintenance.
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