Mayor Barrett on Pothole Patrol


by Michael Schlesigner

MILWAUKEE--- This year's batch of spring time pot holes are more troublesome due to all the harsh wintry weather of the past six months. City crews in Milwaukee went out in full force Wednesday and they received some extra help from Mayor Tom Barrett.  

Mayor Tom Barrett lent a hand to crews on the city's northwest side where pothole reports are up 72% from just last year alone. You can blame the very cold winter along with some extensive freeze/thaw cycles for most of the problem.

Randy Crawford knows all too well about the quality of Milwaukee roads. He worked for the county for more than thirty years. He's glad the city's tending to what it needs to do, but he hopes the efforts will pay off in the long run. He 's hopeful the hot mix asphalt being used will make a difference and not be just a temporary repair.

Between eleven and fifteen work crews will be out until the last hole is filled. The city budgets more than a million dollars to get the job done.

If you have a pothole problem, please contact the city at 414-286-CITY (2489). Also, let us know if you're experiencing a rather large pothole in your neighborhood by going to Pothole Tracker on the homepage of our website. 


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