Winter was hard on Manhattan roads this year. Crews have patched and repaired more than 4,000 potholes since January 1, often having to patch the same area multiple times. The most heavily traveled areas, Kimball and Anderson, have seen the worst conditions for the simple fact that those streets get the most wear and tear. These routes have a higher frequency of drivers and the heaviest loads with large truck traffic. Residential/local streets may only have few thousand cars per day versus a major arterial or collector street that could see greater than 10,000 vehicles per day.
Thankfully, major repair work started as soon as the weather turned warm and will continue throughout the season. Work on Knoxberry is almost done, and the Vanesta repairs should be completed by the end of April. Other plans for repair this year include:
- Street Maintenance – with funds from the street maintenance sales tax
- North Campus Corridor
- North Manhattan Ave
- College Ave
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