You may be noticing more potholes popping up on your drive. Tuesday, crews in Sioux Falls took advantage of the sunshine to fill in some of the holes.
Patty Steuck and the rest of the crew are filling potholes along Minnesota Avenue. This spot at 11th Street and Minnesota Avenue is keeping them busy.
“This intersection has like six or seven dots on it,” Steuck said.
With a break in the snowy weather, four crews are out across the city smoothing out the roads.
“They’re focusing on those bigger potholes on those main, like Minnesota Avenue, Cliff Avenue, 41st Street, so they will work throughout the day and hopefully we can get all day tomorrow too to focus on some of those larger potholes,” street operations manager Dustin Hansen said.
“We blow out the holes first and get the snow and the ice that’s in there out, and then we put in the UPM, which is Ultimate Packing Material, and then we pack it in with our tamper and move onto the next hole,” Steuck said.
Driving around Sioux Falls, potholes aren’t hard to find, thanks to the weather.
“Most of our supervisors said that we could probably keep up if we didn’t have so many snow events and with the extreme temperatures, being what they are, makes a hindrance on our operations,” Hansen said.
Leaving crews busy as long as the weather allows.
“Busy three or four days, there’s a lot of dots on the map,” Steuck said.