Crews still on streets as hundreds of potholes plague city
MILWAUKEE -- The temperatures are well above freezing, but winter still seems to strike the city.
The Department of Public Works released new numbers to TODAY'S TMJ4 that shows a stunning effort still underway to repair city streets after one of the worst winters in years.
According to DPW, the city received 9,156 pothole complaints between January 1st and June 6th.
In March, Mayor Tom Barrett announced the creation
of 25 jobs to help alleviate the pothole problem, and the fix appears to be working: the 13 crew teams have filled 8,180 potholes since January 1 - roughly 89 percent.
A spokeswoman for DPW confirmed that repair crews will work well into summer, including after the July 4th holiday.