Crews Begin Work On This Year's Pothole Crop

Crews Begin Work On This Year's Pothole Crop

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Potholes are becoming intense obstacles on local roads.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $128 million in state funding to repave roads.

The north country will get $8.6 million of that, which will cover projects in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.  

In Watertown, Department of Public Works crews are out every day, sometimes at night, to fill in potholes.

"You get that freeze-thaw cycle, which starts the pothole process that we go through every year," said Shawn Dick, who's the city's street and sewer supervisor. "Most of the time, the streets with the worst sub-base, whether it's just pour stone, pour concrete, some are brick here in the city, they start to go first."

Crews keep track of the worse roads so they can see which ones need paving during construction season.

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