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City Fills 7,500 Potholes During Month-Long Blitz

Tuesday April 3, 2007

City Fills 7,500 Potholes During Month-Long Blitz

Pothole RepairThe final totals are in and city crews filled 7,557 potholes in every corner of the community during a month-long repair blitz in March.

Crews used 225.7 tons of asphalt to fill the seasonal craters. This amount of asphalt could cover 45 football fields.

“We made tremendous progress during this repair blitz, but our work is not done,” said Ted Pullen, Louisville Metro Department of Public Works director. “We want to make sure our roads are in top condition, and we need the public to be the eyes and ears of our department while they’re out driving. If people see a pothole, we need to know about it.”

Potholes are created when moisture penetrates the road surface and collects in depressions. The water expands and contracts as temperatures change. This creates weak spots in the pavement that become craters as cars travel over the road.

To report a pothole, call MetroCall 311 or visit the “I want to” section of Crews will make every effort to fill the pothole within 48 hours, weather permitting.