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Sat, July 20

Letter: Pothole dilemma


The article on potholes in the March 6 Prescott Valley Tribune (and Courier) was very informative but it did not address the problem of inadequate pothole repair.

Most of the potholes in Prescott Valley will not last the season. Throwing some asphalt and driving over it with a truck to pack it down does not get it. Thank you for your article. It truly was informative.

I live in Prescott Valley and our government officials use the same MO for hole repair here. We are lucky if we get through one season with a patch. To make matters worse, their method of road refinishing is to put gravel on the road then over it with a dark oil. Sure it looks good but it hides all the bumps. We are paying out the wazoo for road repair with our auto fuel and property taxes. Where is the money really going? In Orange County, California, they would prep the pothole in the ground and around the outer circumference with hot asphalt and roll over with a construction roller. Let me tell you, those potholes remained solid for years.

Perhaps our town could get some out of state training.

Elmer Colwell

Prescott Valley


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