The city of Zanesville is still working to eliminate the pothole dilemma in our area.
Acting Public Service Director, Chip Saunders says that so far the city has spent more than $28,000 to fix area potholes. City council is looking to receive grant funding to better address the problem once asphalt plants open up later in the spring.
"The first step is when the plants open up in a month, we have got a 5,000 ton pavement project that has to be completed by June 1. We have a...
We may have avoided excessive snowfall this winter, but we're still facing excessive potholes associated with the weather.
This time of year, potholes are popping up on roadways, causing problems for drivers and their vehicles. AAA Auto Club spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said drivers should take care of their vehicles, before hitting the roads.
"Some other things that people can do in terms of car maintenance, you really want to make sure that your tires are well...
Dry conditions allow City of Zanesville Street Department crews to dig in to fix area potholes.
Three crews spent time going ward to ward scouring the areas and filling in potholes along the way.
"The operation of filling them when it's under dry conditions goes pretty smoothly unless they have to dig out preexisting patch that takes a little extra time," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.
At this time crews can only patch the holes with a temporary cold mix...
Motorists around the Y-city experience some bumps in the road as city crews deal with pothole problems.
The holes are popping up on several roadways as roads freeze and unfreeze.
"When the holes are packed with snow that freezes and thaws," said City of Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims. "It pops and breaks and makes it a little bit larger and deeper and then they become very noticeable when you have the first thaw."
As the snow begins to melt more and more potholes are popping up causing problems for area drivers.
Public Service Director Mike Sims said they are getting quite a few calls about craters.
"Maple Ave in particular has been a sore spot especially in the curb lane where it meets the edge of the concrete gutter. We've had quite a few pop up there yesterday and Friday. Once crews got the snow cleared it is time to put in cold mix,"...
The expected 40 degree temperatures this week could cause some bumpy roads around the area.
City of Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims says that although they haven't seen many potholes yet, they could with the temperature change.
"I'm sure with this projected thaw, that we're going to have, we'll start to see them," said Sims. "The bigger numbers will start to show up in February when we finally get the frost out of the ground."