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Pothole Program

Picture of pothole being filledPotholes develop over time as the foundation upon which paved surfaces lay becomes weakened.  This weakening of the foundation is often the direct result of water infiltration below the paved surface, which causes erosion, and further weakening with the expansion and contraction that occurs below the surface during freeze/thaw cycles.   We are able to prevent some of this infiltration from occurring through the crack sealing program. 

Did you know on average the city fills 60,00 to 70,000 potholes each year to help smooth paved surfaces for the benefit of the traveling public and their vehicles? These repairs are prioritized based on severity, street classification and requests for service.

With 1,286 lane miles of streets in the city, citizens can help us improve our paved surfaces by turning potholes in for repair.  To turn a pothole in, all you need to do is place a request for service or by calling us at 563.326.7923.