Pothole patrol begins work in Raleigh

Posted February 16, 2010
Updated March 17, 2015

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— The recent winter weather left potholes aplenty across the Triangle, but relief is on the way for drivers.

Crews from the state Department of Transportation began work Tuesday to resurface part of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

Workers are tearing up the old, crumbling asphalt between Woman's Club Drive and Wade Avenue. They will then mill the base and apply a new layer of asphalt. The project will cost $1.7 million. Drivers can expect lane closures and delays in that area through the summer.

Teams from the City of Raleigh were on Falls River Avenue near Durant Road and on Glen Eden Drive Tuesday doing pothole repair.

The city has four roving teams that inspect and repair roads. Usually, the fix is in place within 24 hours.

While the responsibility for any one road can vary – the city is in charge of Glen Eden Drive, for example, but the state maintains the bridge over the Beltline – local and state officials share complaints so that work can begin quickly in problem spots.

Who is responsible for that road? Check the map.

Often, those problems are identified by drivers, who report potholes to the city and the state via phone or e-mail.


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  • micah Feb 17, 2010

    "Spalling" involves the top layer of a solitary substance breaking off for various reasons. This means small parts of the top layer of one single material. In this case, since the asphalt layer over concrete substrate is breaking off, this would not be spalling since it is two different materials.

  • FromClayton Feb 17, 2010

    for the record i reported the huge potholes on western blvd to the city of raleigh about a month ago and they fixed them! Who would have thought! I used the same website this story takes you to, so give it a try. I'm very impressed.

  • ncmickey Feb 16, 2010

    Its the weather....happens in NJ every year too....

  • R_U_breakdance fighting Feb 16, 2010

    Potholes, a result of bad weather or a bad job done with cheap materials? Does this type of thing happen in the North or places prone to "snowy" weather durring the winter?

    I have never seen such a thing. It seems that the DOT is directed to do the least work possible with the cheapest materials for job security.