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Lexington Road Crews Stepping Up Pothole Repair Work

Posted at 6:27 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 18:27:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington road crews are stepping up their pothole repair work. Officials say spring is always busy, and the rain this winter didn’t help.

“They come up when you don’t know! If you know they’re there it’s OK, but all the sudden — bingo! You’re in one,” said driver Lewis Ruben.

The city roads crews are working on fixing the problem.

“Normally when we have potholes, cracks, things like that, we’ll come by with our machine and shovels and fill those up, and we’ll normally tamp ’em down, so it’s not hard for the cars to roll over them,” said Johnny Stone with the Lexington road crew.

On Tuesday, the city switched over from their cold mix to the summer mix to fill the potholes. They say that the rain this winter caused some fillings to crack or crumble quicker.

“A lot of times we’ll go over and do the same thing because it has cracked and came out, and we’ll just go back and do it again, and most of the time we’ll use the hot mix for that because it bonds better with the hot mix,” said Stone.

The summer filling is a more permanent fix until roads can be repaved.

Lexington drivers say they see city crews out working hard, but streets need total resurfacing to prevent damage to cars.

“Big time, big time. I’ve hit ’em in the past, but I just go slow and try to avoid them,” said Ruben.

If you see a pothole on a Lexington city street, call the road department and report it at 311 or 859-425-2255.