City of SF: More than 2,300 potholes filled since March 1

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — You can’t miss the potholes — they’re all over Sioux Falls.

There’s also now evidence of filled potholes all over town. City of Sioux Falls Street Operations Manager Dustin Hansen tells KELOLAND News city crews have filled more than 2,300 potholes since March 1.

Of course there are still unfilled potholes out there. Hansen says the city is now using a “hot” mix to fill potholes. He says it typically has a 90 to 95 percent retention, and is better than a winter mix.

Risa Vasquez works in Sioux Falls and like many people is not a fan of potholes.

“You have to kind of just do zig-zags around so you don’t mess up your car tires and your car,” Vasquez said.

Hansen explains the city is “hitting it hard.”

“We’re hoping to have most of them, kind of, at least the tickets kind of completed by this week, but if we have to go into next week we will,” Hansen said.

A completed ticket means filling a pothole someone reported. It was a rough winter in Sioux Falls. But the warmer temperatures have finally returned. Hansen says that there are “about five to six crews out” every day right now.

“Just be patient with us, like I said, we’ve had a hard winter, we’re trying to play catch-up basically … we just need good weather now to kind of, to stay ahead of them,” Hansen said.

Dan Santella: Do you have the resources, and the time, and the personnel, and the money to do what you need to do? 

“Yes, 100 percent,” Hansen said. “We have the people, we have the dollars, we just need good weather and time to fill them.”

There are different ways for you to report a pothole in Sioux Falls. You can call a pothole hotline or report it on the city’s website; these options are available here. You can also report it with the city’s OneLink app.

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