What are they? Where do they come from? What do they want from us? Mayor Elorza has some answers.
This year, the City is using new equipment to help improve the speed and quality of pothole repairs. The City has more than tripled the number of asphalt compactors used to compress and smooth the surface of patches. Additionally, the City has introduced the use of a ‘hot box’ to keep asphalt on the patch truck hot for longer periods of time, meaning greater consistency in hot patch repairs and fewer resupply trips.
Do not under any circumstances google ‘hot box.’ Here’s how to report your own potholes.
Residents are encouraged to report potholes to the Mayor’s Office by calling 401-421-2489 or through the ProvConnex website and mobile app. Reports help City find areas that need prioritization and inform the prioritization process.
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People should also be aware of the imbalance of funding between highways and local streets. The whole repaving of PVD was a fifth of the cost of the untolled Sakonnet Bridge, but gas tax funds disproportionately come from local, urban or inner-suburban trips. The 6/10 Connector, if replaced will cost $500 M, more than ten times the PVD road bond. #priorities