Every year, during the winter and spring months, the City of Cleveland is confronted with the issue of an increasing number of potholes developing throughout the City. Freeze/thaw cycles and frequent snow plowing can damage the streets. This year has been particularly challenging for the Division of Streets as snowfall and extreme cold temperatures have been more severe than recent years.
Nonetheless, when the weather permits, the Division of Streets deploys six to eight crews per day to patch potholes throughout the City. So far in this year, the Division of Streets has utilized 430 tons of hot asphalt and 420 tons of cold patch asphalt. In addition to daily crews, the City is taking the additional steps.
Tuesday, the Division of Streets continued to identify the areas with the worst pothole issues. The following streets and corresponding protections were taken:
- Payne Avenue over I-90 was closed for partial deck repairs.
- The West 53rd Street Bridge is scheduled to be closed from Clark to Walworth for repairs.
- In the 1200 block of Fairhill, protection barrels were placed at various locations.
- At East 116th Street south of Buckeye Avenue, protection barrels were placed at various locations.
Contracting Additional Patch Crews
The Division of Streets will finalize agreements with private contractors to supplement City repair crews with necessary patching.
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