Pothole audit underway in Chicago

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Mayor Emanuel wants to make sure the same pothole problems don’t keep popping up again.

The city will check on the patchwork that private contractors did last year on some arterial streets. If the potholes are back, the city will work with the contractors to either fix them, or get its money back.

“I think a street should be able to last a good five or ten years before you start seeing craters and potholes appearing. And if that’s happening, it’s not a pothole patch that needs to be put in, it’s a better fix that needs to happen,” said 32 Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack.

Contractors resurfaced nearly 300 miles of streets and alleys last year.

So far this year, city crews have filled more than 215,000 potholes.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.

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