PATCHING POTHOLES: Roads In Rough Shape
More Iowans may be out on the road due to low gas prices but their cars are taking a beating because of it.
Chuck Burrell of Des Moines Public Works said, “We know they’re going to be there. We know that is just a part of winter, spring, summer, fall conditions.”
The Des Moines Public Works responded to more than 50 pothole complaints Friday.
Complaints are up compared to last years numbers in-part of the recent thaw.
Area auto shops say they are also seeing the impact of the increase in potholes.
“When you hit these potholes or even go up over a curb or something, those adjustments tend to shift just a little bit and all of the sudden you know your car doesn’t drive right,” said owner Ron Haugen of Westside Auto Pros.
The city says the best way to get a pothole repaired is to let them know about it. You can contact the public works 24-hour call center at 283-4950. Just leave the location of the pothole and city crews will get it filled as soon as possible.