Omaha Public Radio News
Thu February 25, 2010
Potholes everywhere: Omaha Public Works says crews are working around the clock to repair roads
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Works officials say the city's pothole problems are so great it's difficult to decide which areas should be repaired first.
Street Maintenance Superintendent Scott McIntyre says potholes are a city-wide problem and tend to be worse in areas with older pavement. He says crews are working around the clock, six days a week to repair potholes. But there are so many areas needing repairs McIntyre says it's hard to decide which ones will be fixed first.
Omaha spent more than $100,000 last month on snow removal and pothole repairs. McIntyre says Public Works will have a full accounting next month of the costs of fixing streets. Budget adjustments may be needed to cover the costs.
McIntyre says this winter's record number of days with snow on the ground has made road conditions worse than usual.