BANGOR — The severe weather conditions left the roadways with excess wear and tear. Repair crews are out on the road filling in the missing gaps.
“We ride the streets all the time, try to keep track of where holes are developing. We will work up a list, then we take complaints and we get them on the list. Then we just schedule a crew out. They either use cold patch or hot mix,” Brewer Public Works Director David Cote said.
Drivers should expect to see more road work and expect possible delays throughout the city as more road repairs are being made.
“It’s that freeze and thaw and rain,” added Bangor Public Works Director Aaron Huotari. “A lot of the time it creates its own water but the hydrophilic force of the water breaks apart the pavement every time a wheel hits that hole.”
Huotari advised people to avoid potholes at all costs.
“Always try to avoid the pothole. You never want to lose control of your vehicle or endure damage to your vehicle,” he said.
Anyone who encounters a pothole should report it.
Dial 992-4500 to report any potholes in Bangor, or download the Go Bangor App for Android or iPhone or visit www.bangormaine.gov