MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Department of Public Works (DPW) has been out in force locating and filling an unusually large crop of potholes that have made for a bumpy, and sometimes costly, ride for Muscatine residents and visitors.
“The very cold weather we had this winter and the amount of snow did not help,” Brian Stineman, DPW director, said. “The deep cold, the moisture, the fluctuation of temperatures all had a part in the process.”
DPW crews are using what is called “cold patch” to fill in the potholes. This is just a temporary patch for the problem and DPW crews will be back out later this spring with a “hot mix” that will stay in place longer.
If you see a pothole and would like to report its location, you can call DPW at (563) 263-8933 and report the location or visit the City of Muscatine web site (www.muscatineiowa.gov) and click on the “Let Us Know” link. This link will take you to our request tracker where you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “pothole”. You will have to sign in or create an account to use the feature.
Once created, however, you will be able to use several other features on the city web site including “Notify Me”, which provides opportunities to receive notifications from a number of city departments, “Community Voice”, which allows you to comment and make suggestions in a public discussion forum, “OpenGov”, the official transparency site for the City of Muscatine, and you can even pay your parking tickets at “Online Payments”.