City of Toledo crews switching to hot mix for pothole repair next week

City of Toledo crews switching to hot mix for pothole repair next week

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - City of Toledo officials say more than 22,000 potholes have been filled since the first of the year, but there are still many that city crews haven't gotten to yet. The good news is drivers can expect to see changes soon.

City officials have developed a plan to target problem areas, including on the Anthony Wayne Trail, Talmadge, Laskey, Secor, Alexis, South Reynolds and Sylvania.

The city says groups of 14-15 people have been out every day filling potholes, but starting next week, drivers will see more of them. The city could top last year's record of filling more than 100,000 potholes.

But that means more of a slow-down for drivers on the roads involved.

Also starting next week, crews will switch from the cold patch they use in the winter to their hot mix, which they say sticks to the roads better.

But patching the potholes is not a permanent fix. The city says many of the problem roads need to be repaved. That could take 5-7 years to secure funding.

If you see a bad pothole that isn't getting fixed, download the city's

for free to your phone and report the problem.

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