abc
QUICK LINKS:

Time to Tackle Potholes

Updated: 05/21/2014 3:57 PM
Created: 05/21/2014 3:51 PM WDIO.com

On Wednesday, some of the potholes plaguing our main streets started disappearing. That's because of the city of Duluth had crews out for the first time this spring, using something called "hot mix."

It's an asphalt mix that binds better to the road, than the material that they have to use in the winter months.

"We are out fixing as many potholes as possible, because we have such a short season," Gordy Wedin told us today. He's a team leader, who was working along 4th Street on Wednesday.

The crews work as a team. One person blows the dirt and dust out of the pothole. Another shovels the hot mix in. Someone spreads it out, and then another person uses a roller to make it smooth.

The long winter, wet spring, and road restrictions kept them from getting out until now.

Crews will be working more extensively next week. The city would like drivers to use caution and patience when they see the crews.

Drivers like Robert Farmer told us it's "heaven sent" that the work has begun. "I think that the city should really make the roads a priority. I know there are other projects, but roads should come first."

Front Page

  • Three Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout

    Twenty two-year old Jessica Gehl of Lake Nebagamon was charged with three counts of attempted first degree intentional murder Friday after she allegedly pulled a gun on her mother and then opened fire on authorities Wednesday. Gehl was also charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

  • Reinert 'Strongly Considering' Running for Duluth Mayor

    When Duluth Mayor Don Ness announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election, many people were surprised. On Friday, Sen. Roger Reinert said he is strongly considering entering the race.

  • Charge Against Woman in Arrest Video Dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a charge against a woman seen in a video of a controversial Superior arrest.  At a hearing Friday, Judge Kelly Thimm approved a motion to dismiss a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Natasha Lancour.

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

 
Advertisement