As colder tempertures arrive, potholes are a constant problem in Denver

Potholes are a constant problem in Colorado
Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 01:05:27-04

DENVER -- Denver crews are constantly repairing potholes, even during the fall.

So far this year, the city has made about 68,000 repairs. Last year at the same time, 80,000 repairs were executed, in part due to freezes in 2015.

Mechanics, including Tim Doyal of Toyexus, are preparing for a possible surge in business as colder weather moves toward Colorado.

"In November, probably until April,” said Doyal.

Because of the on-going issues, crews are on the job all of the time. Eight to ten teams are on the road every day, looking for problems and following up on complaints called into the city.

The goal is to maintain a quick fix, repairing most potholes in a 24 to 72 hour window. City officials tell Denver7 the budget is strong.

 "Our pothole crews are out year round, Monday thru Friday, working hard to fill those potholes," said Denver public works spokeswoman Heather Burke.

City crews are pro-active but they can't predict the future, adding to the necessity of making repairs now, before the snow and freezes hit

"It's important to do this year round. Just to keep our roads smooth, keep our roads safe for everybody," said Burke.

You can help solve the problem. Denver residents can dial 3-1-1 to report a pothole. You can also use this website to make a notification.


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