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Mayor's office announces Saving our Streets initiative

The city will be partnering with several private sector companies to address a backlog of pothole repair requests.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Whether you’re driving home from work, driving to work, or simply just running errands there’s one thing that can drive anyone crazy and that’s potholes. Whether it’s a small one or a larger one it’s an inconvenience for drivers but soon there’s going to be less potholes across the city.

Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo is kicking off the City of Corpus Christi’s Saving our Streets initiative. The mayor's office plans to step up the City service to address repairs in our roadways.

“Today marks the day when you will begin to see aggressive action in your neighborhood to repair potholes immediately,” said Mayor Guajardo.

Over the next 30 days, the City’s Public Works Department will partner with two private sector companies to clear a backlog of pothole repair requests by citizens across the city.

“People want their potholes repaired so today I am making it a top priority that our staff and our partners Raytec and Bay Limited Construction Company together tackle that 6-month backlog,” said Guajardo.

Both companies are ready to tackle the problematic potholes and meet that deadline.

“The city staff has gone out with our people and identified the potholes prior to us getting there, they’re marked off and then we come in,” said Kevin Stone the Vice President of Bay Limited.

“We’re super happy with the opportunity to be able to meet that aggressive timeline because we feel comfortable, we can do that,” said Greg Reyes the President and CEO of Raytec.

Raytec is using a new technology that will help get to the finish line sooner.

“It’s called jet patcher. It’s a water base product,” said Greg Reyes, “We can do an excess of 150 potholes per hour per crew.”

The work is underway and soon there won’t be as many potholes driving us all crazy.

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