potholes

Graffiti Makes Its Way To Hermantown Roadway

The words "yikes" and "warning" are spray painted on Hermantown Road

  HERMANTOWN, Minn.- A unique way to let drivers know about potential hazards has popped up over in Hermantown. White graffiti can now be seen along a certain roadway to make potholes easier to spot. The words warning and yikes are sprayed with white paint across Hermantown Road. City leaders know about this, they are just happy the wording is…

City Doubles Pothole Patching Crew

There will now be six patching crew groups containing around four to six people

DULUTH, Minn.- Potholes have become so much of an issue in Duluth that the city is now doubling pothole crew response. The city says this has been a record breaking year for bad potholes. Duluth will now have six total crews divided into groups. Three on the east side, and three on the west side having four to six workers…

Motorcycles Start Hitting the Roads

Sunshine and warm temps are allowing those on two wheels to get back on the pavement

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorcycle riders here in the Northland are finally able to get back and out on two wheels again. Terry Ludwikowski, owner of Color & Chrome in Superior, says “the riding, the wind in your face, and you just feel like you’re all of a sudden free again after all winter”. With sunshine here and temperatures rising, Northland bikers…

Duluth Public Works Crews Tackle Potholes, Encounter Obstacles

Crews' work doubling due to weather and water.

DULUTH, Minn.- Warmer air means Duluth Public Works crews are out in force tackling all those potholes around town. But the melting snow is making any permanent solution, temporary. It took crews an hour to finish 100 yards of a stretch of 35th Avenue East. But looking back on their work, they saw the water runoff and tire treads already…

The Headache of Potholes Can Be Costly for Drivers

Depending on the type of damage it can cost between $400 to more than $1,000 for repairs.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no surprise this time of year potholes are a big issue in Duluth. Not only is it a headache to ride through them. It may even hurt your wallet. Big repairs are sometimes needed for damage caused when drivers hit potholes. Potholes happen when water seeps into the roads. When the water freezes the road expands, leaving…

First Repeating Snowstorms, Now Potholes

DULUTH, Minn.- Old Man Winter has not been kind to Duluth’s streets this season. While Duluth Public Works crews have been busy battling snow, potholes have invaded roads. The peaceful rumble of a car rolling by is suddenly broken. This winter, Missy Smith has had quite a rocky commute to work every morning. “I drive in like I said from Solon…

City of Duluth Testing Formula to Fix Potholes

The City of Duluth is still working on the logistics when it comes to adaptive equipment and cost, so there's no current timeline as to when this project will begin.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s no secret Duluth streets have many potholes. You probably drive over a few every day, but the city is working toward a solution to eliminate this widespread problem. Potholes are frustrating to deal with and the city is testing a new formula meant to repair the streets and roads. “We’ve done similar repairs a couple of years…