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Cities ask for input on problem potholes


The arrival of spring means an annoying problem for drivers on many city streets.  

The street maintenance crews in Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City all agreed that they need help to identify what holes could do the most damage.  Minor reports can be filed on the specific city's website or sent by email and they will be handed over to the specific street department.

"We're daily repairing hundreds of potholes. We're putting out five to 25 tons of patch each day," Cedar Rapids Public Works Maintenance Manager Craig Hanson said. "We always appreciate any feedback received to the city. We only have a hundred staff members, so a couple hundred eyes are out there looking at potholes. Residents actually report many good things. They're things we never would have mentioned or seen."

For a pothole that has caused or could cause an accident, all four cities agreed that a phone call to the specific street department is the most efficient way file a report.  If you encounter an emergency, dial 911.  

"It's our job! As the weather warms that's what we'll be working on," Hanson said.

For pothole complaints in Iowa City click here  or call: (319) 356-5181 (call 356-5275 after hours or weekends)

For pothole complaints in Dubuque click here or call: (563) 589.4250

For pothole complaints in Waterloo click here or call: (319) 291-4267

For pothole complaints in Cedar Rapids email: or call: (319) 286-5826


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