Our roads in Grand Forks go through a lot with the temperature changes that happen in a given year. We know, especially in the spring, potholes are a concern around our city. Below you will see the City's plan to address potholes in Grand Forks.
Cold Mix Repair
When: March - Mid-May
What: “Cold mix” or asphalt materials made of fine aggregate/oil mixture
Priorities: Sharp or deep potholes in wheel paths
Longevity: 2 days – 1 week as materials are heated and applied to cold surface
Challenges: Repetitive process until surface temperatures provides for more permanent patch
Hot Mix Repair
When: Mid-May - June
What: “Hot mix” or asphalt materials made of medium aggregate/various oil mixtures and/or oil/granite mixtures
Priorities: “Alligator” cracked, larger surface cracks and major/minor potholes
Longevity: Spring-Autumn Season
Challenges: Addressing many priorities, avoiding commute times, weather variations
Longer Term Actions
The Sales Tax allocation to Street Maintenance Activities has allowed us to upgrade machinery – A single operator in-cab patching machine with material injection capabilities and a trailer mounted patcher/crack sealer to repair and add years to newer pavement by sealing out moisture, and some additional funds for longer lasting patching materials.
We are partners with our Engineering Department to help track pavement condition as we fill potholes and the City plans for large scale reconstruction and rehabilitation projects.