There’s no question – this winter was rough on our roadways. With the high amount of rain and freezing temperatures, Mother Nature held no punches this year when it came to damaging certain roadways with potholes and cracks. During colder months, the city can only temporarily repair potholes with cold-patch. Unfortunately, this temporary solution will wash out with age, until a permanent hot-mix solution can be put in place.
With warmer weather on the horizon, asphalt plants have been re-opening and allowing the City of New Albany to begin performing asphalt repairs. Here are some recent statistics on the number of pothole repairs that were conducted in March and the beginning of April using hotmix.
In March, 604 potholes were filled in over 120 different locations. As of April 11th, the Street Department had already repaired 365 potholes in 66 locations this month.
Starting next week, asphalt repair crews will be in the following areas filling potholes, patching roadways, and helping get our roads back in good condition after this rough winter:
Scribner Drive, Cherry Street, Main Street, Old Vincennes Road, Falcon Ridge, Daisy Lane, Green Valley Road (from I-265 to Hausfeldt), and Castlewood.
If you see a pothole or damaged asphalt, please report the location to the Street Department at (812) 948-5352 so that we can get a crew out to repair it.