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(April 22, 2015)

Beginning immediately, Public Works has shifted employees from other projects to work on pothole repairs.

More than 70 City employees are working Monday through Friday, and Saturday, weather permitting.“There’s no question there are too many potholes,” said Mayor Jean Stothert. “Now that we can be pretty confident we won’t have more snow or big temperature swings, we are making an increased commitment to repairing potholes with a more permanent fix.”

Street Maintenance Supervisor Scott McIntyre says the goal is always to make repairs that will last several years. Small potholes can be filled easily with asphalt. Others can require extensive work, including concrete grinding and even concrete panel replacement. In the last 10 weeks, more than 1,400 tons of asphalt have been used for pothole repair.

The City tracks pothole repairs by work orders. Since January, Public Works has completed 1,278 work orders. A work order can be one pothole or a stretch of road with numerous potholes. Each work order is different. Work orders are generated by reports made to the Mayor’s Hotline, the CitySourced mobile app or by street maintenance inspectors.

The Mayor’s Hotline number is 402-444-5555. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The City Sourced app is available at the App Store.