Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-02-25 05:47:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-Last week, TDOT cleared snow and ice roads 24 hours a day.
Kathryn Schulte of TDOT said it was cruel last week as temperature and humidity penetrated the pavement and froze.
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“When that happened, it was when we started having all the pothole problems, so we have a wide range of pothole problems throughout Middle Tennessee,” she said.
But unlike the sprint to clean the snow, the fix is different.
“The pothole season lasts for months. You can’t spend all the same resources removing potholes as you would with snow or ice,” Schulte said.
TDOT has other maintenance issues and has been resting the crew since last week.
Still, Schulte says the asphalt facility opened for hot mixes during the day. Compared to the regular week when he dropped 120 tonnes in February 2020, Schulte says this year is a big difference.
“For the past few days, after this winter storm, we’ve used 148 tonnes of patch material, which weighs £ 296,000. That’s a lot,” she said.
But TDOT is worried that the weekend rain will wash away all the work already done on the road.
“It will exacerbate the problem for us. It will loosen many of our cold mix patches. Unless it’s an absolute emergency, we can’t patch in the rain.” Said Schulte. “When it rains, the patches just loosen, so you’ll have to repatch many of the ones that have already been patched.”
Metro Public Works in Davidson County states that it received 101 pothole repair requests through Habnashville after a winter storm.
The crew ran five patch trucks this week, filling 527 holes around Nashville.
TDOT is trying to reach all the issues, but encourages drivers to pay attention to new potholes that may open without warning.
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