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Muskegon Heights – A west Michigan boy is getting attention for taking matters into his own hands to deal with potholes.

WZZM-TV reports 12-year-old Monte Scott recently used dirt from his backyard to even out a street near his Muskegon Heights home. He says he “didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom did.” He notes that repairing a pothole-damaged vehicle can cost hundreds of dollars.

Trinell Scott says her son “took it upon himself” to fix the road. Video of him working was posted on Facebook , where it got tens of thousands of views.

While not a long-term fix, his work comes amid attention to the issue of crumbling roads across Michigan as the governor and legislators try to find ways to pay for road improvements.

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