Crews Busy Fixing Potholes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, November 27, 2008

That’s when Sacramento County work crews intensify their pothole repairs. 

“This is an opportunity for us to take a larger amount of our crews and dedicate them solely to identifying where the potholes are.”

John Simmons is a senior maintenance manager with the county’s Transportation Department. He says they want to get the work done before it starts to rain. 

“That’s why we do this now, in preparation for the storm season, for the safety aspect. During a storm, the whole is filled up with water that traffic might not see it and run right into it.” 

Plus Simmons says…the water can make potholes even bigger. He says it costs about $45 to fix just one of them.

The county spends about $1 million a year repairing 22,000 potholes. So far, crews have been working in the Fair Oaks and Carmichael areas. Next week they’ll start fixing holes around Arden-Arcade.