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Published March 13, 2010, 09:14 PM

Fixing Potholes For A Smoother Ride

Starting Monday the Grand Forks Streets Department will be working hard to give drivers all over town a smoother ride.

Fixing potholes around Grand Forks is at the top of the street departments list, and they are not wasting any time getting them filled. Starting Monday the Grand Forks Streets Department will be working hard to give drivers all over town a smoother ride.

Starting Monday Street crews will be out making sure Grand Forks drivers have an easier ride. Crews are going to be working day and night filling these holes but its only going to be a quick fix.

Mark Aubol/GF Streets Superintendent: "Its just a quick fix, the stuff we put in won't stay in there for the whole duration because as the temperatures cool and the frost and the water that there will push what we put in out."

Rodney Medalen/Grand Forks: "If they are really deep they need to be fixed because they do damage to cars and they are dangerous."

The crews will start working on Columbia Road and 4th Avenue South first. Getting through the entire city is going to take an entire month... and that's just the regular roads.

Mark Aubol/GF Streets Superintendent: "Alleys are going to be questions. A lot of people have questions about their gravel allies, I don't dare put machinery in there when it gets that soft. I know that there is going to be a lot of water in them and people are going to have a lot of issues with them, but its a difficult situation for us to put equipment in there and try to get them to drain out."

Even though this is going to take a month, some Grand Forks drivers say they are just glad they are getting fixed.

Aaron Smith/Grand Forks: "Its obvious that they care about people driving and safety so its a good thing."

Rodney Medalen/Grand Forks: "They will be working on it. They normally do a good job on our streets."

Aubol says, if you have a major pothole in your area that needs to be fixed you're asked to call the city information center at 701-746-4636.

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