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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Winter Thaw May Result in Potholes

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Potholes are likely to result as the community thaws and refreezes. The amount of moisture on the ground this winter allowed moisture to seep into cracks, and the freeze-thaw cycle will likely break pavement on City streets. When traffic passes over the damaged pavement, the paving will come up and create those "potholes".

The Waukee Public Works Department will deploy pothole patching units as needed; they target the largest potholes on main roads first. They work their way around from arterial streets to collectors and then to the residential neighborhoods. The process is similar to snow removal as crews hit the most traveled roads first. It often takes several trips through the City to fill all potholes, especially if rain or snows occurs.

To report a pothole, please visit the Report a Concern module. A website account is required in order to use the module so that City staff can follow-up with clarifying questions if needed. Thanks for your patience!

See pothole repair video.

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