Stories tagged with: potholes

March 20, 2014 - 6:18pm
18 weeks 10 hours ago

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...

April 2, 2012 - 4:12pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

With warmer weather approaching, the Street department is looking to put in permanent patches to potholes in the city roads.

Public service director Mike Sims said "Hot Mix" Factories that supply permanent patches will be opening within the next couple of weeks.

Sims said as soon as the factories open, the Street Department can work to remove the temporary, "Cold Mix" patches and replace them with permanent asphalt patches.

Sims added that residents who...

February 15, 2012 - 6:47pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

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...

February 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

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...

February 8, 2011 - 1:36pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

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."

Sims said when they get a...

March 17, 2010 - 4:32pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

As the weather warms, drivers are dealing with more potholes on the roads, and these bumpy inconveniences can cause major damage to your car.

"It will definitely knock the alignment out on a car if you hit a big enough pothole. It can also damage the tires and wheels, " says Joe O'Donnell of Dutro Ford Lincoln Mercury Nissan.

He says there's been a steady flow of drivers coming through who need to have their alignments fixed.

Drivers should be able to tell if they...

February 19, 2010 - 12:46pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

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,"...

January 13, 2010 - 5:56pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

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."

Sims says...

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