Pothole patrol begins work in Raleigh
Posted February 16, 2010 3:21 p.m. EST
Updated March 17, 2015 7:33 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
Often, those problems are identified by drivers, who report potholes to the city and the state via phone or e-mail.