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Village fills potholes during weather break

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:13 a.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – With a break in the weather Monday, village public works crews began focusing their efforts on filling potholes on village maintained streets, according to press release.

Two teams, one on the north side of town and one on the south end, are systematically working on streets and following snow plow routes, according to the release. Pothole filling activity will be ongoing when teams are not in snow operations and weather and temperatures for filling are favorable.

Residents can report potholes by calling public works at 630-434-5460.

"When it is cold or wet outside, the material used to patch potholes doesn't adhere as well to the surrounding pavement," the village stated in the release. "Pothole repairs made under these conditions are temporary and may not last as long as compared to when conditions are ideal. This may explain why it seems that the same pothole never gets fixed, when in reality it has been repaired several times."

Additionally, for the first time ever, the village will soon seek for a spring patching contract. Similar to the fall patching contract, this type of work is more permanent in nature. Pending bid notification and approval, the spring patching contract will begin in late April or early May with streets to be announced.

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