City repairs more than 3,600 potholes since the first of the year

Drivers hate them and constantly report them, crews are always out fixing them, but those nasty potholes are citywide. 

“They pop up just as quickly as we can fix them,” city spokesperson Johnny Chandler said.

If you noticed some bumps in the road are a little less bumpy, that’s because city crews have fixed more than 3,600 potholes since the first of the year. 

“These guys have been very busy,” said Chandler.  

He said this year the roads were impacted a bit different than years past. 

“Since we’ve had quite the winter so far this year, especially around the first of the New Year, we’re seeing a lot of potholes pop up,” Chandler said.      

He said when moisture gets into the asphalt and the temperature fluctuates, it creates cracks. 

“We have three or four crews pretty much every day and night dedicated to repairing potholes,” he said.  

Busy roads like Lomas Boulevard take priority. A few weeks ago it was in bad shape, but the pothole patrol has filled in the holes. If you find them in your neighborhood, however, it may take a bit longer. 

“Residential roads and less traveled roadways will fall to the wayside a little bit but are definitely on the list,” Chandler said.  

As for how many are on the list now, he said the list grows each day. The city says it does rely heavily on the public reporting potholes. Officials said the best way to do so is on 311. 

Since July 1, 2018, crews have repaired almost 6,500 potholes across the city. 

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