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Bozeman Potholes Raise Concerns

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Bozeman Street Superintendent said the number of potholes around town is the worst it's been in nearly ten years.

"This is definitely the worst year I've seen since I've lived in Bozeman," said Remy Brault, driver.

Remy Brault drives Kagy to work. She said everyday there seems to be new potholes on the road.

"It feels like every 10 to 20 feet, there's a new grouping of potholes on Kagy," said Brault.

She said because of the potholes she is concerned about the safety of drivers and pedestrians that travel on Kagy.

"People are avoiding the potholes and driving very poorly to avoid them," said Brault. "I'm concerned about accidents."

Bozeman Street Superintendent, John Van Delinder said the freezing temperatures then the quick change to warmer temps has caused the increase of potholes this year.

"Normally, the water drains down the curb line and goes into the storm sewer system," said Van Delinder. "Now, it's running across the street and it finds these holes. Then, at night it freezes and it pops our patch right back out."

He said some problems areas around town are on College between 8th and 11th and Kagy by the Museum of the Rockies.
 
"These are some pavement areas this summer that we will probably give some extra attention to and do repairs," said Van Delinder.

He said his department is working everyday, day and night to take care of them. But, he said it's only a temporary fix.

"There's a mix in a bag that you can put in it, but it's a temporary fix," said Van Delinder. "There's also cold mix, which is the same asphalt streets are made out of."

If you know of a pothole that is causing a problem around Bozeman, you are asked to call the pothole hotline at 582-3208.

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