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Metro Newsroom

Spot a Pothole Call MetroCall and We’ll Fix It

Wednesday March 26, 2003

 It’s a sure sign of spring: Louisville Metro Government’s pothole patching crews are out in force repairing roads throughout the community.
Mayor Jerry Abramson today urged citizens to report potholes by calling MetroCall at 311. Metro Louisville Public Works crews will patch the reported holes within two working days if weather conditions permit, Abramson said.
“Potholes sprout like daffodils this time of year, but they’re not a pretty sight,” Abramson said. “We’re committed to repairing these bone-jarring holes quickly and efficiently across our community.”

Public Works fills about 20,000 holes a year, more than half of them in the late winter and early spring months. Eight crews travel Louisville’s roads daily, inspecting roads and filling potholes they find as well as those reported by citizens.

Potholes are the result of repeated freezing and thawing of water that has seeped into cracks in asphalt roads. The holes are created when cars travel over the loosened pavement and break up large chunks.