Peoria Public Work using stay at home order to fill potholes

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — With less traffic on the road due to the states stay at home executive order Peoria Public Works hopes to fill potholes and cracks on city streets.

More potholes appear every spring season, and Peoria public works hopes motorists will report potholes they want to be fixed on the city’s Peoria Cares uReport website.

Alex Williams, Public Information Officer for the city’s Public Works Department, said filling up the city’s potholes is essential to keeping the roads and infrastructure up and running.

Williams also said the city is seizing the opportunity to fill potholes now due to the seasonal change.

“Water is pretty much the root cause of a lot of potholes,” Williams said. “We know it’s April and April brings showers and Spring brings showers and water is a big problem for potholes.”

She said it’s best to focus on potholes while the season is still dry.

“If we can get in there and fill up those potholes with asphalt, now is just the perfect time to do it before any more rain comes,” Williams said.

Superintendent of Operations at Public Works Sie Maroon said reports made on the website helps keep the city’s infrastructure running smoothly.

“With an average of 20,000 potholes filled each year, this system is a surefire way to help the city keep track of the work needed to keep our infrastructure running smooth,” said Maroon. 

You can report potholes on the Peoria Cares uReport website by selecting the “Streets, Parking and Traffic” category under “All reports,” then choosing “Potholes and street repairs.”

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