Like many, I have avoided the area of the Bangor Mall all winter because of all the tales of massive tire-swallowing craters that have been circulating and the pictures of crunched front ends that have caused issues for drivers all season.

Potholes by the mall, Cori Skall
Potholes by the mall, Cori Skall
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And like many, on the rare occasion, I have had to reluctantly attempt to navigate into the area, it has always been with extreme caution and going at about a mile an hour while holding my breath.

Potholes by the mall, Cori Skall
Potholes by the mall, Cori Skall
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This weekend, was one of those instances, and I can tell you, I found it to be even worse than the last time I'd tried to drive through the area, especially out by BAM & Staples and over by Uno. I watched a family make a valiant effort through the pothole minefield in a Subaru station wagon and witnessed their hubcap shoot straight off the side of the car and eventually come to rest on the side of the road.

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It's not been for lack of effort or knowledge. All the media outlets have covered what a nightmare those roads have been to drive. And I am sure the Bangor Mall, who owns those roads, have heard from plenty of folks with scathing complaints.

Happily, it would appear that someone from Mall management has finally listened.

Pothole Patrol 3, Elizabeth Leavitt
Pothole Patrol 3, Elizabeth Leavitt
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These beautiful babies showed up this afternoon to finally tackle the job of filling those craters!

Pothole Patrol 4, Elizabeth Leavitt
Pothole Patrol 4, Elizabeth Leavitt
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For customers and folks who work in the area of the Bangor Mall, I am sure this was a most welcomed sight to see.

Pothole Patrol 1, Elizabeth Leavitt
Pothole Patrol 1, Elizabeth Leavitt
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With any luck, by the weekend rush, the roads in that spot will be a little less treacherous to travel.

And while we're on the topic of the Mall area, there's been another noteworthy development in that the spot where the olf Bugaboo Restaurant used to stand is now bare.

Bye Bye Bugaboo 1, Elizabeth Leavitt
Bye Bye Bugaboo 1, Elizabeth Leavitt
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Since we brought you the news that the building was slated to be leveled, crews have been working diligently to take it down, piece by piece.

Bye Bye Bugaboo 2, Elizabeth Leavitt
Bye Bye Bugaboo 2, Elizabeth Leavitt
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Looks like things in the area are starting to shape up nicely.

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