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.
It’s barely February and potholes are already giving us bumpy rides. And after all this snow and cold weather, they seem particularly irritating. That’s the way a lot of drivers feel, so WCCO-TV tracked down the root of the pothole problem.
Minnesota’s rough winter means that drivers all over will be dealing with more potholes earlier than usual. And, as drivers have likely noticed, they are pretty bad this year.