SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- While Springfield street crews are still catching up on the post spring snow-storm damage, pothole repair may be taking a bit of a backseat.
Some drivers have contacted NewsSource 16 wondering about new potholes stacking up in Springfield, especially as the roads continue to soak up and dry out faster in the spring weather.
A few places where the bumps are notable include Thurston Road near Thurston Middle School, Mohawk Boulevard near the Highway 126 overpass, 32nd Street and a small portion of High Banks Road.
Drivers can call the Springfield Street Maintenance division to report potholes. Typically, crews get out each Thursday to survey the damage. By Friday, at least one crew usually goes around and patches the road to the best of its ability.
However, excess spring snow storm tree clean up work has gotten in the way of the normal patrols. More work remains as well.
“We still have some roadside ditching that we still have not completed because of all of the tree work, you know our crews are kind of getting behind because of some of the issues and areas that we have to address,” says Greg Ferschweiler, Maintenance Supervisor for Springfield's Street Maintenance Division.
Ferschweiler says the city is about two weeks out from finishing its storm clean up work.
As for the longterm fixing of the roads, the city says much of the work is about holding the line for summer 2012.
“Our road fund is not in the best of shape, so big road projects are not in the horizon right now,” says Ferschweiler
One of the only major road projects Springfield will tackle this summer is a repaving of Thurston Road.
Crews will also install sewer lines along Jasper Road, 10th and N Street, also 58th Street.
As for potholes and other road problems, if you spot one, call Springfield's Street Maintenance Division at 541-726-3761.