Pothole Patrols Busy on Streets
Pothole season is here and residents are quick to flood city officials inboxes with reports and messages about poor road conditions. Frustration is understandable because Chad Gamble, Lansing's chief operating officer feels the frustration as well.
Gamble says "We are woefully, woefully underfunded for road maintenance." "And that's not just locally, that's across the country."
Despite limited resources, the City of Lansing has a history of responding to about 95 percent of all pothole reports within 24 hours. And in most cases, that means fixes with "cold patch," a form of asphalt that can be used in wet or dry conditions at any temperature.
Gamble wishes there were better ways this time of year to tackle the problem, but erratic weather, with frequent melting and freezing doesn't do any favors.