Elkhart’s pothole problem becoming pretty pricey


Fixing potholes is becoming pretty pricey for the City of Elkhart.

With approximately 750 lane miles of paved roadways to maintain, crews are working day and night to apply temporary cold patches to the road craters.

When asphalt plants reopen in the spring, the cold patches will be replaced with more permanent, hot asphalt.

On average, the department spends $15,000 per year repairing potholes. This year, that figure has already surpassed $20,000, and the department is attributing that to the up-and-down temperatures during the past several weeks, according to the City of Elkhart.

To report a pothole in Elkhart, residents should call the Elkhart Street Department at 574-293-5518.


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