State works to fix thousands of potholes

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DENVER -- It's like an annual spring tradition: Easter, the Kentucky Derby and potholes.

Denver Public Works street maintenance crews have filled closed to 30,000 potholes this year. Typically, they fill between 60,000 to 100,000 potholes per year.

Spring is fertile ground for potholes because of the freeze-thaw cycle. Potholes are created when moisture seeps into cracks in the surface of the road and freezes, causing the road to expand.

When the ice thaws, that space is left empty, resulting in a pothole.

To report a pothole or for more information, call:

Adams County: (303)-853-7103

Arapahoe County: (720)-874-7623

Broomfield County: (303)-469-3301

Douglas County: (303)-660-7480

Denver County: 311 or (720)-865-6855

Jefferson County: (303)-271-5200

 

 

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