CLEVELAND – Cleveland has contracted with a company to help assist with the repair of potholes.

The contract with Patch Management allows for 1100 hours of repair time at a rate of $225 per hour. The city says the funds for the contractor were identified through the Capital Improvement Program.

Patch Management crews will begin work on Tuesday at the intersection of Clark and Lorain and then move east along Clark towards Quigley Road.

The city will provide Patch Management with list of pre-identified streets to be serviced from curb-to-curb. In some instances, parking bans and "no parking" signs may be used to allow crews to fix the streets.

Patch Management will put one so-called "Pothole Killer" unit out from 7 a.m. to midnight, five days a week. Within 10 days, the company will increase its fleet to three "Pothole Killer" units and those crews will work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The "Pothole Killer" is a truck-mounted, spray-injection system that can work in temperatures below freezing and can withstand excess moisture. After a pothole is filled with the spray-injection material, a Division of Streets crew will be on-hand to compact the material and sweep the streets where necessary. City inspectors will be on site during the repairs to ensure the quality of the work.

"This winter season has been particularly hard on Cleveland streets and motorists due to the high amounts of snowfall and persistent freeze-thaw cycles," said Public Works Director Michael Cox. "Supplementing the Division of Street's repair crews will allow us to service more potholes throughout the City and repair them at a quicker rate."

The Division of Streets will continue to deploy six to eight repair crews per day and service additional streets as the weather permits.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes to 216.664.2510.

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