DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – With the current break from the rain and snow, ODOT crews blitzed the roadways Wednesday to fill potholes left behind by inconsistent winter weather.
“That water gets down in any cracks you might have in the asphalt, and then as soon as you have thawing, potholes start popping up,” says Mandi Dillion of ODOT District 7.
Mild weather with less rain and less frigid temperatures provided road crews the opportunity to get out and patch up some of those car-rattling monsters.
“We’ve had crews come in the past two weekends and work some overtime and some different hours to make some pavement repairs at times when the traffic may be slower,” Dillon says.
The crews that fill the holes are the same one who plow the roads when its snowy outside, so be sure to give them space and slow down.
ODOT workers will likely be out on I-75, I-70, and I-675 over the next few days.
“This winter, we’ve used about 115 tons of asphalt in District 7 alone – about 26 tons in Montgomery County. We’ve used a lot. Statewide, we’ve used more than 3,300 just making pavement repairs,” Dillon said.