The City's public works street crews have been patching potholes with cold mix asphalt throughout the winter, but will now begin patching with hot mix now that hot asphalt plants are open for the season.
Potholes form when small cracks or voids in the road fill with water, snow, and ice and expand during the freeze/thaw cycle. The City fixes these potholes with a cold asphalt mix in the winter, but the mix is still susceptible to snow and ice penetration and is only a temporary fix. Once the local hot asphalt plants open in the spring, crews begin to more permanently repair potholes.
Learn more about year-round street maintenance on the City website.