With a change in weather, potholes have become a huge problem in the city of Toledo. Toledo's Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor will work on a weekend blitz to fill potholes and address the damage done to city streets, as a result of the recent winter freeze and thaw cycles.
City crews fill potholes based mainly on reported problem areas. The division is asking residents to call Friday and Saturday with pothole complaints, as part of a weekend-long effort to address the large number of road concerns.
Streets have been worse in the past, but pothole patrols will be out to make sure they don't get worse.
"We've just gone through another period of freeze/thaw with some rain in there, and it's created those voids underneath the pavement. Cars travel across pavement now thawed out," said Dave Pratt, commissioner of the division.
For this special weekend effort, residents are asked to contact the division's dispatchers at 419-936-2523 to report potholes. The number will be answered over the weekend to relay and prioritize reports to field crews.
"Our main concern is doing the best we can to provide safety to the traveling public. If we have to work overtime to provide that safety, that's what we do," said Pratt.
Citizens may also call 419-936-BUMP during the regular work week or report potholes online at www.toledo.oh.gov.