City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
About 4.5 miles of residential streets to be rehabilitated
City Mayor Coleen J. Seng and the City Public Works and Utilities Department encourage citizens to report potholes that need to be repaired. Potholes are created when water seeps into cracks in the pavement, freezes and expands. Recent snowfall has increased soil moisture and could contribute to new pothole formation on City streets.
“We had a mild winter, but there are still potholes that need to be repaired,” said Mayor Seng. “We want to keep our streets in good condition, so when you see a pothole, please report it so the City can get it repaired.” The City’s goal is to have potholes repaired within 24 hours of when they are reported.
Citizens can report potholes and other street problems in three ways:
“This is the first year we have the ACTION system in service to give citizens another way to report potholes,” said Mayor Seng. “The ACTION system allows residents to report potholes 24 hours a day and to track the resolution of their requests.”
Typically, Public Works repairs about 13,000 potholes every year, using about 650 tons of patching material. Public Works officials say there may be fewer potholes this year due to the mild winter.
Mayor Seng urged motorists to drive carefully in those areas where crews are making street repairs. Seng said this construction season, the Public Works and Utilities Department will rehabilitate about 4.5 miles of residential streets. The project areas include:
For more information on street rehabilitation projects, contact the Engineering Services Division at 441-7711.