Street repair crews work overtime to repair potholes

<font size="3">Some employees are working ten hour shifts this week to repair roads.</font>

TOLEDO -- Street repair crews are working overtime to repair the city's potholes in what city leaders are calling it the pothole repair blitzâ??a weeklong initiative to repair Toledoâ??s streets.

Thursday, a street repair crew got to work on 116th street in the Point Place neighborhood. Amy Stacey has lived on 116th street for ten years, and she says the potholes are worse this year than ever before.

â??Horrible, especially when it rains, you never know where the potholes are," Stacey said. "And youâ??re afraid of messing your car up.â??

She said sheâ??s happy to see her street get repaired, but she said the pothole repair blitz should last longer.

â??Thereâ??s too many streets in Toledo for just one weekâ??s time,â?? Stacey said.

Toledo street repair workers will continue to patch up potholes throughout the summer. Streets Commissioner Dave Welch said heâ??s trying to get a leg up on the 1,400 pothole complaints sent to his department.

â??Now weâ??re getting into the season where we can do some better repairs,â?? Welch said. â??And thatâ??s what weâ??re doing right now, but citizens just need to be patient.â??

Some employees are working ten hour shifts this week.

The pothole repair blitz will run through Saturday.

The cityâ??s encouraging drivers to report potholes to 419-936-BUMP.