Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates neighbourhood 'pothole'

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not just an action star, he's also a man of action.

The former governor of California is well-versed in public works projects and he has posted a video on social media showing him and his team filling in a hole on a street.

"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," Schwarzenegger tweeted from his legacy verified account.

"I always say, let's not complain, let's do something about it. Here you go."

In the video a driver stops to thank the star and he responds, "This is crazy. For weeks I've been waiting for this hole to be closed."

Elena Stern, a senior public information director for the Department of Public Works in Los Angeles, told NBC News that it was not a pothole, but a "service trench that relates to active, permitted work being performed at the location by SoCal Gas, who expects the work to be completed by the end of May."

On Thursday (US time), Southern California Gas Company spokesperson Marissa Girolamo told CNN that SoCalGas crews completed work to upgrade a pipeline system on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood in January, and "applied temporary paving over the excavation."

As part of the maintenance process, the company usually performs permanent paving approximately 30 days from completion of projects such as these, in order to allow scheduling of specialised crews and equipment to perform that work.

However, the recent extraordinary wet and inclement weather in the region delayed the ability to perform the permanent paving.

Work to finalise the job started by the Governator is expected to be completed by the end of next week at the latest, according to SoCalGas.