Pothole Repair 101: Cleveland Reveals Patch-up Plan
CLEVELAND– The City of Cleveland is addressing the pothole problem plaguing roads throughout Cleveland this winter.
In a press release sent out on Tuesday, the city said, “This year has been particularly challenging for the Division of Streets as snowfall and extreme cold temperatures have been more severe than recent years.”
When weather permits, they said six to eight crews from the Division of Streets are out each day patching potholes. The city said the Division of Streets will finalize agreements with private contractors to help with patching.
The city said the Division of Streets continues to identify the areas with the worst pothole issues and the following protections were taken:
**Payne Avenue over I-90 was closed for partial deck repairs.
**The West 53rd Street Bridge is scheduled to be closed from Clark to Walworth for repairs.
**In the 1200 block of Fairhill, protection barrels were placed at various locations.
**At East 116th Street south of Buckeye Avenue, protection barrels were placed at various locations.
The city also addressed repairing concrete streets like Rocky River Drive and West 117th Street. They said the best way to patch them up is to pour concrete, which requires a minimum of two days with above-freezing temperatures.
They said the northbound and southbound lanes on Rocky River Drive north of Puritas Avenue and the northbound lanes of West 117th Street, south of Lorain Avenue are closed for necessary repairs, if weather permits.
The city said the best method to repair potholes is to use hot asphalt and the best time for those repairs is on dry days when temperatures are at least 40 degrees or higher.
They released the following list of locations where potholes were fixed on Tuesday:
**East 40th S. Marginal to Woodland
**Prospect East 9th to East 4th.
**Chester East 30 to East 18th Westbound.
**East 9th at RT 2 on Bridge Deck.
**West 25th Clark to Daisy.
**West 117th Madison to Edgewater.
**Cedar Carnegie to Ambleside.
**East 143rd Kinsman and Barlett Intersections.
**Warner Vineyard to Connecticut.
**Tourney Grand Division to Cardwell.
**East 147th Street (All major potholes.)
**Chester Euclid to East 101st
**East 152nd (Aspinwal to S. Waterloo.)
**Eddy Road St. Clair to I-90.
To report a pothole:
Residents can call 216-664-2510 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Or to email pothole locations, CLICK HERE.