CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - City crews have been working to fill potholes that emerged around Corpus Christi following the Dec. 8 snowfall and rain over the following weeks.
The City said they are being proactive and fixing the dangerous potholes on both residential and public roads.
"We had 12 crews all over the city. We had independent contractors and in-house crews," Public Information Officer Michelle Villarreal Leschper said.
The crews have been responding to residents' concerns and taking the matter into their own hands.
"They're kind of all over the city patrolling and filling in potholes that residents have called us," Leschper said. "If they know of some problem areas, they'll go out and fill those potholes."
However, residents such as Gabriel Garcia wish the temporary filling could be replaced by something more permanent. He pointed out a pothole below a speed bump on Timbergate Drive that is notorious for causing damage.
"It's ugly. It's an eyesore as well. My wife and I, all we hear is cars bottom," Garcia said. "It's sort of rough, especially when it rains. You don't know how deep it is."
Garcia added that crews always refill the potholes in a timely manner, but with the constant amount of traffic, something more needs to be done.
"Their turn around time is pretty cool. I mean it may be showing for about four or five days, and they're out here to fix it, but next rains come, they're right back," Garcia said.
A permanent fix would mean a significant project for the residential street.
"The only alternative would be if they go in and reconstruct that street, or if they do a seal coat or an overlay, but that's to the entire length or block of a street in general," Leschper said.
Leschper said the City is very responsive to reports of potholes and individuals can contact their call center at 361-826-CITY.
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