Drivers dealing with raised manhole problem downtown

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Raised manholes downtown are causing a bumpy ride for downtown commuters.

With a Cardinal/Rockies series in St. Louis this weekend, a lot of people will be using Broadway and 4th Street.

If you`re driving downtown and you`re not careful, you could end up with a flat tire.

The city of St. Louis is funding 20-percent of a repaving project up and down Broadway and 4th Street.

Every 8-10 years downtown streets usually get replaced.

But the reason for this project was to make it more pedestrian friendly for everyone involved. That`s why the American Disability Act got involved, so those needing wheel chairs, can come and go with ease.

Crews have been hard at work removing inches of asphalt nd they put another couple of inches right back in its place.

The problem are the raised man holes that can figuratively, jump out at drivers if they`re not prepared.

Crews do construction from 6pm to 6am, but do not do work on nights that the Cards are in town. The project is supposed to wrap up by the end of the month.

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