City declares war on potholes, requesting help from citizens

October 25, 2018 | 3:04 am

Updated October 25, 2018 | 8:28 am

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In preparation for cold weather and the difficulty in obtaining hot asphalt mix for pothole repair work, the Owensboro Street Department will launch a “war on potholes” starting October 29 and running through November 2.

According to Kevin DeRossitt, street manager for the City of Owensboro, this happens twice a year, once in the fall and in the spring.

“The blacktop plant shuts down for the winter around December opens back up around April,” DeRossitt said.

If a repair does need to be made during the winter months, DeRossitt said the street department will use cold mix.

During this week-long call to action, the public is being asked to call City Action to report the location of all potholes. They ask that callers be as specific as possible on locations, referencing a street address or intersection.

City crews will then patch potholes the week of November 5 through November 9. The City of Owensboro will pass the location of potholes on state or county streets to the proper officials. Their goal is to have every pothole in the city identified and patched as quickly as possible.

“The community does an excellent job calling in the potholes,” DeRossitt said. “We filled around 130 potholes during the spring war on potholes.”

To report potholes to CityAction, call 270-687-4444 or email [email protected].

October 25, 2018 | 3:04 am

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