Mayor Beutler signs an emergency order enabling the Transportation and Utilities Department to escalate resources to increase pothole repairs in Lincoln. More than 60 city employees are currently repairing potholes, over triple the number of employees normally assigned to crews.
City officials say repairs will be completed around the clock, as weather permits.
Intense snow storms this winter and the freeze/thaw cycle have created ideal conditions for potholes to form. Crews will focus first on the main arterials. The city has sufficient repair material on-hand and is also using four spray-patching machines that enable a single crew member to make a repair in minutes.
Pothole repairs will continue throughout the winter, and permanent road rehabilitation will resume when more favorable weather conditions permit.