Duluth Mayor Focuses On Fixing Potholes

By KBJR Manager

Duluth Mayor Focuses On Fixing Potholes

March 22, 2011 Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - DUluth Mayor Don Ness and city officials announced the implementation of the 2011 Pothole Reduction Program to significantly improve Duluth streets at no additional cost to Duluth taxpayers. This work will be done in addition to the Street Improvement Projects already scheduled for 2011.

The plan involves accelerated repair of pothole laden streets, capping an additional 8 miles of streets with blacktop and crack sealing up to 60 miles of streets. The program will focus on effectively filling every pothole and sealing all cracks by midsummer in order to provide improved driving conditions throughout the city.

The city is proposing to use $600,000 from the Street Improvement Capital Project Fund, $240,000 from Minnesota State Aid funds dedicated for street maintenance, and $360,000 from assessment collections to fund the costs of implementing the program.