Butler County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that BCEO crews are in the process of filling
and patching potholes on all County roads. Five crews have been
assigned to pothole patrol full time until the majority of potholes
have been filled.
"The pothole problem
is quite severe right now. Motorists should use caution,"
advised Foster. "We are concentrating on all roads throughout
the entire County roadway system; however, some are in worse
shape than others. We have one to two crews focusing almost entirely
on Trenton Franklin Road for example. Other problem roads include
West Chester Road, Allen Road, Hamilton Mason Road, and Layhigh
Potholes are a byproduct
of harsh winter weather such as that experienced here in Butler
County the first two weeks of January. The combination of salt,
plowing, and in particular, the cycle of freezing and thawing
is extremely hard on roadway surfaces.
Motorists wishing to report
their favorite pothole on a County road may contact the Butler
County Engineer's Office at 867-5744 or 424-9144.
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