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POTHOLE PATROL: City Catching Up

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -Residents can expect maintenance crews out on the roads starting this week to fix the potholes in the ground before spring arrives. But they have some catching up to do.
With this past brutal winter, crews werent able to fill any potholes in January or February, making their work more tedious this spring.
Craig Hanson, Maintenance Manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, says this isnt the worst year in the towns history even though there are a lot more holes than last year.  
  Most of the potholes out there have been patched and we are caught up with it, Hanson said. He is hoping the warmer weather will continue to speed up the work in progress.
However, CBS 2 talked with some residents who think the city isnt doing enough to make our roads look better.
Cedar Rapids resident, Nathan Nosley knows the potholes come too quickly on some roads. A pothole near his home damaged his car. That hole hasnt been fixed according to Nosley, but he says he drives around the hole to prevent damaging his new car, the back roads and what not are getting pretty bad.
Karson Kidd has lived in Cedar Rapids since he was 7-years-old. He has driven through the bumps in the road but feels that the situation keeps getting worst, Its okay, if you know what I mean, [the city should be] doing their job and getting it done right away and not do it sloppy.
Both Nosley and Kidd appreciate that some work is getting done when told crews will start working to fix the streets starting this week.
Hanson says that rest assured, the potholes will get fixed and residents can expect less bumps in the road.
But for now, the city hopes to have all the potholes filled before summer roles around the corner. Hanson asks that the community remains patient as crews try to catch up on the unfinished work.
 
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