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.

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