Monday, February 12, 2018

Pothole Season

It seems like pothole season arrived earlier than normal this year.  It's not difficult to see why-- rain, snow, ice, a few freeze/thaw cycles, plenty of plow scrapes...  And, it's only beginning.

It seems to me that some of the biggest and worse cases of crumbling roads are at pavement cuts.

Don't get me wrong.  I know it has to be done.  You have to cut the pavement to get aw water mains, water lines, gas service, sewers, etc.

I also know it's the middle of winter.  It's tough to do a decent patch job until after the asphalt plants open in the spring.

Having said that, there are some downright lousy pavement cut repairs out there, and I'm shocked they passed inspection in the first place.

Road crews face an exceptionally busy spring ahead.