Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Surviving Potholes

The illustrations below provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) explain how potholes are created.   As temperatures are returning to above freezing, we can anticipate potholes in many of our roads. The severity of the potholes vary with the winter weather.  Enough said for this year. Potholes are everywhere!  Patience is required.
Over the years, the Kent County Road Commission has done an effective job in repairing Alpine Township  potholes, particularly those that caused serious danger. Please keep in mind that Alpine Township is not the only community served by the Road Commission.   Many of the potholes receive only a temporary fix because the cost of  hot asphalt is prohibitive until later in the year.  Your patience is appreciated.
You can report potholes found on Alpine Township roads directly to the Kent County Road Commission at 616-242-6950 end_of_the_skype_highlightingor to Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends at 616-784-1262 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail him at a.arends@alpinetwp.orgFor potholes on interstates and state highways, you can fill out a form on MDOT's website or call 888-296-4546. begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 

Tired of   potholes?  Contact your local State Representative and demand that surplus budget moneys be spent on local roads.

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