Pothole Repair
City crew repairing streets using the DuraPatcher.  The DuraPatcher uses a mixture of small rock and oil to provide a durable asphalt patch that will stay in place longer.  The DuraPatcher has also reduced the number of crew members needed to do the patch work, freeing them up to do other needed maintenance at the same time.
City crew repairing streets using the DuraPatcher. The DuraPatcher uses a mixture of small rock and oil to provide a durable asphalt patch that will stay in place longer. The DuraPatcher has also reduced the number of crew members needed to do the patch work, freeing them up to do other needed maintenance at the same time.

Spring and summer months are busy times for the Public Works Street Department pothole patching crews with fixing potholes and general maintenance and repair of the city streets.

Potholes are an occurrence in the life of a street or an avenue. They occur when snow and ice melt. The standing water then seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by traffic. With temperatures falling to freezing at night, the water becomes ice and expands below the roadway forcing the roadway to rise. With traffic continually traveling on this raised section – and temperatures once again rising above freezing – a low area occurs under the surface and the pavement breaks causing a pothole.

To report any potholes or a potential hazardous condition that needs attention, please contact our Street Superintendent, Henry Hurst at 667-3240. City crews can repair potholes year round by using a combination of a temporary pothole patching mix and a permanent hot asphalt material.