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.