The City of Nacogdoches Public Works department has recently began repairing pot holes inside the City limits using a new asphalt material that can be applied to potholes in wet or cold weather conditions. The City of Nacogdoches employees a 2 man crew that runs daily patching holes unless weather prohibits. Typically plants that supply asphalt are frequently closed during cold and wet winter days, resulting in the City of Nacogdoches having to postpone pothole repairs during this time of the year. A pothole is a type of failure in an asphalt pavement, caused by the presence of water in the underlying base material or sub-soils while under traffic.
The recent extended cold weather and substantial rainfall that Nacogdoches has experienced has put a strain on City streets causing an above normal amount of damage. The City of Nacogdoches Street Department had been unable to obtain regular hot asphalt to repair potholes so the crews began utilizing the new material two weeks ago. “This new asphalt product has really held up so far even when it was applied in near freezing conditions,” said Public Works Director Cary Walker.
The City of Nacogdoches Public Works department is continuing to monitor and evaluate this new product over the coming months. “We are optimistic that this product will be able to allow us to better address pothole problems inside the City limits over the coming years,” said Walker. For more information or to report a pothole problem you can contact the City of Nacogdoches Public Works department at 936-559-2583 or visit our website www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us. You can also stay up to date on what’s happening at City Hall by liking us on facebook or following us on twitter @CityofNac or #CityofNacogdoches-City Government.