Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to take matters into his own hands Tuesday by filling a giant pothole that his Los Angeles neighborhood was waiting to be fixed for weeks.
California’s wet winter left behind numerous potholes on the city’s streets, according to ABC 7, with cracks and holes opening up at rapid rates, causing road crews to struggle to keep up on road repairs. A video on Twitter shows Schwarzenegger and two other men using packaged concrete to repair the road. (California Braces For ‘Final’ Storm System As Others Prepare For More)
Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go. pic.twitter.com/aslhkUShvT
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 11, 2023
A neighbor drove by thanking him for fixing the hole in the road, the New York Post reported.
“You’re welcome. You have to do it yourself. This is crazy. For three weeks I’ve been waiting for this hole to be closed,” Schwarzenegger replied, according to the outlet.
A Los Angeles Department of Public Works official said the hole was a service trench that needed to be repaired, according to ABC 7. The Southern California Gas Company said that since the road is concrete and not asphalt, Schwarzenegger’s repairs will not work, the outlet reported.
Fox News reported that the city of Los Angeles has received over 20,000 requests to fix potholes since the end of 2022. Democratic Mayor Karen Bass recently announced a plan to address the damage on the city’s streets due to the winter weather.