Pothole repairs are made using two different kinds of repair material: a “cold mix" when the temperatures are low; and a more permanent “hot mix" that is applied when temperatures are high enough for the hot mix plant to operate.
During Pothole Palooza, a night shift crew starts work at midnight and addresses Priority 1 roads (these are roads with high amounts of traffic during the daytime) and some Priority 2 roads. During the day, when traffic prohibits work on large roads, crews work on Priority 2 and residential roads where the traffic is lighter.
Along with filling potholes on paved roads and filling work orders, the street grading crew is also refurbishing washboard and potholed dirt roads.
Please drive slowly if you need to pass by our crews while they're out working on the roads.