Pothole Patching Begins This Week in Wheaton

Tell us in the comments section: Where are the WORST potholes in Wheaton?

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS SECTION: Where are the WORST potholes in Wheaton? 

With 22 days of below-zero temperatures and more than 67 inches of snow so far, this winter has been tough on roads.

Extended periods of severe cold weather, fluctuating temperatures and excessive amounts of snow have produced excellent conditions for one thing in the Midwest: potholes.
Starting Monday, Feb. 24, two Wheaton Public Works Department crews will begin patching potholes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.- to 5 a.m. each day until potholes throughout the entire city have been filled.
“This winter has produced some dramatic weather, which unfortunately creates the right conditions for potholes to form,” said Mike Wakefield, City of Wheaton Street Superintendent. “We have seen a significant number of potholes popping up in all parts of the city, so we’re going to be filling them using the same priority routes we use for clearing snow, rather than jumping from one spot to the next.”
The prioritized route system starts with main thoroughfares, then addresses secondary and residential streets, and finishes with cul-de-sacs and dead-ends. This patching will serve as a temporary fix for potholes, as crews need warmer temperatures to perform permanent repairs using new asphalt.
“Please use caution if you’re driving around pothole crews,” Wakefield said. “We appreciate your patience as we work to get to every part of the city.”
Residents can report a pothole through the Online Request Form on the City’s website or call 630-260-2116.

Source: Village of Wheaton press release 
John Blanchard February 27, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Hale Street always needs work!


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