As you drive around Minot, you can't help but notice all of the pot holes that have been popping up all over town. City crews have been out patching the holes with a temporary mix. But, with hot plants now officially open, work on the roads is underway.
Minot resident Nick Jackson says, "Potholes are sometimes 2-3 feet deep.”
"We have a lot of streets to repair this year," says Randy Dosch, City of Minot Street Crew.
It doesn't matter if it's side streets or main roads, pot holes are everywhere this time of year. Wednesday morning, city crews were on West Burdick Expressway filling a large pot hole that formed during the winter.
Dosch says, "We'll dig out the bad areas will a bobcat and if we need to put a good base in, we'll dig them down a little bit. If not, we'll just replace it with hot asphalt again, so it's like new."
But, if you're not careful, pot holes can cause lots of damage to your vehicle.
"When the potholes come, you ruin suspension, shock struts, your tires, and also inner and outer tire rods. It's all part of the front suspension of the vehicle, very critical," says NW Tire Manager Chad Hoff.
As city crews continue to repair Minot roads, you are encouraged to reduce your speed and use extra caution when you see the orange cones.
The city street crews will continue to patch the potholes around town with priority going to the main roads first.