CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports even the best efforts to avoid them are often never enough.
Thanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.
Crews are planning to repave 345 miles of roads as part of a promise from City Hall to fix streets plagued by potholes.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he wants to repair the damage done to city streets by this year’s brutal winter weather, and has announced plans to resurface an additional 13 miles of roads.
Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Driving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.
Mayor Emanuel says city pothole-patching crews are going to be deployed in a new way to get more potholes filled and faster.
Chicago drivers can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of collective angst as a bumper crop of potholes has turned many streets into the seeming equivalent of an off-road adventure through a rocky canyon.
Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.
With temperatures expected to hit the 40s three of the next five days, city crews have begun gearing up to fill what will likely be a growing number of potholes.
CBS 2 obtained a list of about 2,100 claims made by pothole victims from 2011 through 2013, which totaled about $1.2 million. Only about $217,000 was ever paid out, and half these filed claims are unresolved. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
The mayor said the city will step up pothole filling efforts to make sure the buses have smooth streets on which to drive.
The city is putting more bodies behind the effort to keep up the terrible pothole season, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Chicago Department of Transportation expects to fill its 100-thousandth pothole of this new year on Monday.
The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.
The most recent shooting happened on westbound I-80/94, but the victim told police her first interaction with the shooter’s car took place down on 25th Avenue because of potholes.
As city crews scramble to fill thousands of potholes every day, residents now can track when repairs have been made in their neighborhood.
Icy conditions Friday night and the explosion in the number of potholes throughout the weekend have made for some pretty busy auto repair places.
Cline Avenue between Interstate 80/94 and Columbus Drive in north Lake County was closed Saturday night as highway crews worked to repair deep potholes caused by severe winter weather.
Crews will work every day this winter in Chicago’s streets and alleys to fill potholes made worse by last week’s winter wallop of snow and record-cold temperatures.