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Springtime is the season for potholes

SCHUYLER COUNTY—With spring weather, potholes become more of an inconvenience. Dix Highway Superintendent Richard Richtmyer said while there has not been a major pothole issue this year, the spring months are usually the worst for potholes. He said now through the end of April is when the pothole problem is at its worst.
“We have had a few, but we have been able to get them pretty well patched up,” Richtmyer said.
Richtmyer said the town has two people who are responsible for filling  and patching the potholes along Dix roads. He said they do not have any high priority roads within the town and they repair the potholes as they come up. The superintendent said while the spring season usually produces the most potholes, he said they work to repair them year round.
Richtmyer said to repair a pothole, they have to clean it out and fill it in with the patch material. He said the weather plays a factor as to how long the repair will last.
“That depends on the weather,” Richtmyer said. “It could last maybe a day, or maybe a whole season.”
Richtmyer said he does not know the average cost to repair each pothole, but said they are not very expensive to repair. However, he said since the spring months are the worst, he expects this spring to be worse than previous years due to the cold winter.
Richtmyer said while they very seldom receive calls about bad potholes, residents can call to report potholes to the highway department at 607-535-7467. He said the department is responsible for all town roads, but if the pothole is located along a county or state road, they need to contact the highway department of the respective municipality.



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