The problem got CBS 2’s attention when a viewer wrote in saying: “myself and other neighbors have been reporting potholes, cave-ins and impassable alleys and streets for over three years.”
“It’s perfect pothole growing season, as we like to say around here,” Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Scales said.
Chicago filled 350,000 potholes last year and this year could be a bumper crop, or bumpy crop, created by cold freezing nights and mild melting days.
The wild temperature swings we’ve been seeing lately in the Chicago area have produced a bumper crop of potholes on the streets.
February is usually prime time for potholes, but the Chicago Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it has all but eliminated the backlog of pothole repair requests dating back three months.
The City of Chicago is about to unleash the “pothole killer,” in a piece of good news for motorists fed up with flat tires and bent rims.
The number of potholes in the city is skyrocketing, and the city is now on track to fill 220,000 potholes this season.
The Chicago area’s thaw is allowing pothole patching crews a chance to hit the streets with renewed vigor.
Rising temperatures in the Chicago area might be melting some of the snow and ice left behind by last week’s blizzard, but it also will bring some new headaches for area motorists: more potholes.
The city’s pothole repair season is underway, and with 3,800 miles of streets to look after, crews are expected to be busy for the next couple of months.
Potholes are beginning to show up on Chicago streets. But the pothole forecast may not be as gloomy as it’s been in the past. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports on why this could be a better year for drivers.
Your ride into 2011 may be a little bumpy in the Chicago area, all because of the warmer weather we’re getting today and tomorrow.
We all know potholes in Chicago can wreak serious havoc on your car. But even more frustrating for some: getting the city to reimburse you for the damage.