Gaps in opinion emerge as Milwaukee finds ways to fix potholes

CREATED Feb 19, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 19, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Any drive around the city is probably a bumpy one.

The Department of Public Works announced today that so far 1,251 pothole location requests were received. Typically, seven or eight crews are dedicated to patching potholes in areas of greatest need. 
 
Mayor Tom Barrett is seeking help from the state to help pay for extra efforts.
 
Also today, Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban addressed members of the Common Council. He detailed many more weather-related effects on infrastructure. These include sewers and water mains.
 
Korban added that the pothole issue is only going to grow as the temperatures continue to rise; pothole season usually ends around May.
 
Milwaukee is using reports received from residents and crews to address street conditions more efficiently. Potholes can be reported through the City’s Call Center at 286-CITY (286-2489) or online.