Tips To Avoid Costly Pothole DamageWhen winter turns to spring, roads turn into a potentially car-damaging labyrinth of potholes. A new survey from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America found that over the past five years, half of car owners in the U.S. say they've had damage.
Warmer Weather Could Mean Extra Cash For MnDOTMinnesota’s Department of Transportation is hoping the warmer weather over the next couple of weeks marks the end of winter weather. This winter is a big contrast to last year's unusually harsh winter that forced MnDOT to blow past its budget by tens of millions of dollars.
New Hope Using Recycled Asphalt Product, LEAP, To Fill PotholesCrews can patch potholes, but because it's so bitterly cold, those fixes are often only temporary and have to be redone again and again. That's where a new company with a hot solution comes in: LEAP. It stands for Low Energy Asphalt Pavement.
MnDOT Gears Up For Pothole Season Pothole season in Minnesota usually starts at the end of February, and that time has come. But as our winter has been mild, this year may not be as bad. MnDOT hopes our mild winter continues, because the less snow and ice, the more attention they can give to potholes.
Mpls. Man Suffers Concussion, Scratched Cornea After Pothole EncounterPotholes can be a pain for vehicles, but one Minneapolis man literally feels the pain after an encounter with a particularly nasty pothole Tuesday night. Dustin Duarte was driving on 42nd street East and Minnehaha Avenue at 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The rain made it especially hard for him to see how deep the potholes are.
Hennepin County Crews Out In Full Force Patching PotholesNow that most of the snow has melted on the roads another lovely effect from Mother Nature has popped up – potholes. "I've noticed that there are giant potholes on most of the streets," Jud Nichols, from Minneapolis, said. Potholes are a major problem this year.
Good Question ‘Reply All’: Potholes, NCAA Ribbons & Flower Show LeftoversBreanna from Anoka asked: Why are potholes called potholes? Taylor from Rosemount wanted to know: What do the red, white and blue ribbons on the floors of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament stand for?
App Helps Cities Patch Potholes PromptlyJim Braunshausen, Mankato's deputy director of public works, has been working potholes for 28 years. He says this year stands out. "Rates in the top ten of pothole years," Braunshausen said. What's also different this year is that he's got some free help. As of this month, Mankato drivers can use an app on their phone or tablet to report potholes. The app is already popular </a>in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Eden Prairie and beyond.
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Lawmakers Push For Money To Repair Potholes Around Twin CitiesLawmakers at the State Capitol are pushing for emergency money to repair all the potholes Minnesotans are dealing with these days. That's after a brutal winter has left many Twin Cities roads in need of immediate repair. A bill introduced Wednesday in the Transportation Finance Committee would give $15 million to patch up potholes on highways and city streets.
Good Question: How Should Drivers Handle Potholes?Signs of spring in Minnesota are blossoming into big holes in the pavement. Long deep freezes followed by quick thaws are the perfect ingredients for what one road official is calling a "killer pothole season." A pothole doesn't need to be deep or enormous to cause damage to a tire or a car's suspension system.
Potholes Peaking Early, Thanks To Extreme TemperaturesAt Parents Autocare in south Minneapolis, winter can get a little redundant. But this winter has been anything but routine. And potholes are peaking early.