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Dearborn Street Crews Have Been Repairing Roads Before 'Pothole Pledge'

More than 5,440 staff hours, plus 240 overtime hours, were dedicated to pothole repair between January and March.

Crews are constantly out repairing potholes. On Friday, these DPW employees were filling the roadway on Garrison. To report a pothole in Dearborn, call 313-943-2107. (City of Dearborn photo)
Crews are constantly out repairing potholes. On Friday, these DPW employees were filling the roadway on Garrison. To report a pothole in Dearborn, call 313-943-2107. (City of Dearborn photo)

Mayor Jack O’Reilly signed WXYZ’s “pothole pledge” on April 8, but for months before that, the city was out repairing potholes in a huge way.

From mid-January to the end of March, an estimated 18,000 potholes on city-owned roads received attention, and the city also filled in potholes on county-maintained roads when they posed imminent hazards to motorists.  

All that activity has taken more than 600 tons of cold patch—about a third more than is used in a normal year.  

More than 5,440 staff hours, plus 240 overtime hours, were used in January-March to address potholes — which were usually fixed within a day or two of being reported.

The work is continuing.

To report a pothole, call (313) 943-2107.  Visit www.cityofdearborn.org to find out which roads are maintained by Dearborn, and which are Wayne County roads.

T as in Truth April 12, 2014 at 02:25 AM
Rotunda is nothing but pot holes. The ancient Romans had smoother roads for their horse drawn chariots.

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