Pothole patching begins in St. Charles


ST. CHARLES – Crews from St. Charles Public Works will be patching potholes and cracks on streets throughout the city beginning Aug. 21 and expected to continue through October, officials announced in a news release.

The freeze-thaw cycles northern Illinois regularly experiences, along with salting and plowing, have a significant impact on streets, resulting in cracks and potholes in the road, the release stated.
Crews will use a trailer-mounted machine to fill potholes with a mixture that creates a durable and permanent patch, the release stated.

Immediately following patching, loose gravel may be present on the roadway, the release stated.

The gravel patches will be flattened and are safe to drive over, as excess gravel will be swept up within three days of patching, the release stated.
Roads will remain open during the patching process, but motorists can expect some minor delays when work is taking place. For more information, call the St. Charles Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or email pw@stcharlesil.gov.