Brooklyn Center Crews Work Overtime on Potholes
You may have noticed potholes are particularly bad this year. Hitting a pothole can result in ruining a tire or knocking the alignment out of whack on your car.
“It’s the worst of all extremes. A week ago we had freezing rain, six inches of snow. As everything melts, it then sits in the low spots on the road, and it then freezes at night and pops asphalt out, causing potholes,” explained Brooklyn Center Streets and Parks Supervisor Todd Berg.
In Brooklyn Center, crews worked on problem spots along 59th Avenue. Significant potholes can be seen for at least a mile. Brooklyn Center crews are working overtime, making repairs. Potholes can start out small, and then in one night, grow five times as big. Crews had to wait until Monday to make more permanent fixes.
“This morning, the Saint Paul Asphalt Plant opened up, so now we’re permanently patching potholes with hot-mix asphalt,” said Berg.
Crews will have one more summer of patching potholes in this area before the road is reconstructed next year.