- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says he’s working aggressively to repair the city’s potholes.

Elorza says crews from the Department of Public Works are repairing potholes daily. He says there are daily surveys of streets to guide the work. Repairs are prioritized based on the amount of traffic and road conditions.

The mayor says the city is using more asphalt compactors to compress and smooth the surface of patches and is keeping asphalt on the patch truck hot longer, for greater consistency in the repairs and fewer resupply trips.

Elorza says potholes are a serious concern because they hinder travel and business in the city. He says the severe winter created challenging road conditions as spring approaches.

He is asking residents to report potholes to his office.

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