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The US Pothole Problem

Our Streets Department wanted to share the following information about the problem of potholes. This information is provided by KM International:

The word pothole is universally despised by both public works agencies and the citizens they serve. Dwindling budgets, a lack of available resources, increased traffic, and a more severe freeze thaw cycle have all led public works agencies to face an uphill battle when it comes to pothole patching. Although all these factors can be attributed to the increase in potholes issues over the last several years, the single biggest factor contributing to the influx of potholes is the use of outdated repair methods.

The repair method commonly known as “throw and go” has been used by public works agencies for 30+ years and at one point in time may have been adequate; however, as the surrounding infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate, the throw and go method is no longer an adequate option when it comes to pothole patching.

The City of Nevada, IA Streets Department continues to look for ways to address the challenging problem of potholes in our community.

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