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From the City of Lawrence:
Contact: Megan Gilliland, communications manager, (785) 832-3406
1) Citys pothole patching total up to 2,368
(Lawrence, Ks.) The City of Lawrence street division continued their assault on potholes this week. Since Monday, Jan. 11, a total of 594 potholes were reported through the citys online and telephone reporting systems. These notifications, and surveys by city crews, have resulted in a total of 2,368 potholes patched throughout the community over a two-week period. 85.5 tons of asphalt has been used to patch potholes throughout the community.
We have had three, four-person crews working each day to fill potholes,said Mark Thiel, assistant director of public works. At times, crews are patching the same potholes each day because of high traffic volumes.
One area that crews are patching on a daily basis is the area near the 2nd and Locust intersection. This area sees high traffic volumes daily and, due to construction, is the only access point into the city from north Lawrence. The roadway in this area is scheduled for maintenance in summer 2010.
594 potholes reported.
2368 total potholes fixed!
Should we do something special for the 5000th pothole?
More snow is coming this winter. Should that winning pothole get a special decoration? Do the pothole patching crews sign their work?
In this blog, you can name your worst pothole of this season and tell why its the mother of all potholes.
public works reporting on the web is at: www.lawrenceks.org/public_works