At Parents Autocare in south Minneapolis, winter can get a little redundant. But this winter has been anything but routine. And potholes are peaking early.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have developed a revolutionary new treatment for those pesky potholes: Just nuke them. A decade of work has uncovered the unlikely combination of magnetite and microwave energy, a mixture that could lead to smoother roads and fewer orange barrels.
Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.
Patching potholes is an annual rite of spring in Minnesota, but with the latest round of cold weather, the potholes are sticking around a bit longer.
If the 70 degree temperatures we’ll experience later this week aren’t enough, there’s another big reason to cheer our warm weather: It’s already helped a lot when it comes to potholes.
After a rough winter, Minnesotans do not have to look very far to see potholes. Now, some homeowners and businesses are finding out that they need to chip in for the pothole repairs.
The Minneapolis City Council approved Friday to dedicate up to an additional $1 million to quickly fix potholes across the Twin Cities, which has been plagued with potholes after an extraordinarily harsh winter.
Potholes have become a nuisance for many Twin Cities drivers and the City of Minneapolis wants to fix that problem.
Minnesota researchers are trying an experimental way to fix potholes that uses powerful microwaves to heat the patch mix at the very site where the craters develop. As an added dividend, the technology provides a use for taconite waste and recycled asphalt and shingles.
A free iPhone app to report and track potholes has been created by a couple of Twin Cities men.
As the daytime temperatures continue to climb above freezing, city crews are busy patching potholes every day to keep streets in Minneapolis as drivable as possible.
Lessening the pain of Minnesota’s pothole season costs money, and given the state’s shrinking resources, this year could be the worst yet for potholes.
They may be the only bad thing about the dawn of spring. Potholes are busting out all over Minnesota. But why are potholes so hard to fix?
Mechanics at Lloyd’s Auto Repair in St Paul are busy fixing cars that have been damaged by pot holes.
If you’ve spent time outside recently, you can clearly see a whimpering winter in retreat, but before winter officially leaves, it’s leaving behind plenty of water-pocked pavement.