Minneapolis Doubling Up On Pothole Patrol

By Edgar Linares, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Potholes have become a nuisance for many Twin Cities drivers and the City of Minneapolis wants to fix that problem.

The city expects to double its pothole patching patrol starting next week. Officials said they hope to get the green light from the city council on Friday to double their crews.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports

“This is right up there with some of the worst we’ve ever seen,” said Mike Kennedy with Minneapolis Department of Public Works. “A long term winter has really accelerated the pothole conditions out there.”

The main roads with higher volumes of traffic will get treated first then secondary streets in residential areas would be filled next.

This would be the second year the city has doubled its patrol in response to driver’s complaints. It will cost $1 million to double the crews.

“It’s something we need to do,” said Kennedy. “The traveling public is very frustrated.”

To report a pothole in Minneapolis drivers can call 311.

More from Edgar Linares
  • Bob

    I hope it gets approved. The potholes this year is really bad.

  • Reasonable

    Just another case of our liberal tax and spend politicians wanting to take our taxes and…. what’s that? Not the right place to complain? Oops, sorry. I’ll go to the other government spending thread and… what’s that? It’s all useful for the most part? Well heck, I just hate being wrong.

  • ecotcroli

    Compare Discount Car Insurance Rates from Top Carriers

    Our service gets you connected to the top discount car insurance carriers in the nation and let’s you choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. We have over 100 companies that we can connect you with.
    Choose from Many Car Insurance Quotes

    Because we work with so many carriers and brokers in all 50 states, you can get quotes on policies that can fit any special need or budget. In addition to discount car insurance policies for individuals and families, the agents we connect you with offer a wide selection of commercial car insurance. Additionally, if you are a high risk driver, have bad credit, require and SR22 filing, or have a classic or vintage vehicle, we can connect you with agents who can help.
    A Fast, Free, and Easy Way to Find Discount Car Insurance

    Our process is fast, easy, and free! Simply enter your basic information into our online forms (your information will be kept safe on our secure servers). After you have completed our short online questionnaire, we will match you with local agents in your area who can provide quotes, answer any questions you may have about coverage, and assist you in every step of the buying process.
    Information on Finding Affordable Car Insurance

    In order to get the best rates on your car insurance, you should always compare at least three to five carriers. Often, some carriers will offer much lower rates in one part of the country over another, while others may be more forgiving of tickets and accidents if you are a “high risk” driver. Finally, certain carriers offer specific discounts for bundling your home and auto insurance, and almost all offer discounts for drivers with clean records. To find out about discounts you may already be eligible for, make sure to read the articles listed below.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Thursday Night Football

Listen Live