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January 8, 2016
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Ty Barger, Public Works and Utilities, 402-441-8422

City Street Crews Tackle Potholes With New Equipment

Mayor praises work of street crews

City street crews have focused on pothole repair this week, aided by new equipment that increases productivity and extends the life of the repairs. Public Works and Utilities crews have filled more than 3,500 potholes around the City this week. Earlier this week, the Department transferred staff from other maintenance duties to pothole repair, bringing the number of workers assigned to potholes to about 45.

"We know that the onset of Nebraska winter weather creates potholes," said Mayor Beutler. "This year, our hard working crews have new tools and technologies to speed repairs across the community. I want to commend our crews and managers for their efforts and encourage motorists to watch for road crews and drive carefully in repair zones."

Two new types of equipment, purchased with funds remaining from the Antelope Valley Project, are now in operation:

Other new pothole repair equipment purchased with remaining Antelope Valley Project funds includes:

Public Works and Utilities officials want to remind residents that potholes and other non-emergency street problems can be reported in four ways:

Those reporting emergency situations should always use 911.

Motorists are urged to drive carefully and give street crews the room they need to work. Public Works and Utilities officials appreciate the public's patience as they work to repair the City's streets.

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