Because of frequent snow storms and heavy rains, city crews have begun repairing potholes. Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water. When the water gets under the pavement and freezes, the pavement expands, bends and cracks. When the ice melts, the pavement contracts and leaves gaps in the surface under the pavement. As the weight of vehicles pass over the weak spot in the road, pieces of the roadway break away and potholes form. Dramatic shifts in temperature similar to this year’s winter can increase damage and enlarge the potholes.
Citizens are encouraged to report problem areas to the Peoria Public Works Department at (309) 494-8850. You may also contact the Peoria Cares office by visiting the City’s website at www.peoriagov.org/peoriacares, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling directly at (309) 494-CARE (309-494-2273).You can also submit reports with an iPhone or iPad using the Peoria Cares iOS app. Click the PeoriaCares button on the right side of the main page. Click the AppStore button to begin your download.
The City appreciates the patience of citizens and visitors during this period. Please slow down and be cautious when driving past road crews repairing potholes.
For more information, contact Peoria Public Works during business hours from Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. at (309) 494-8850.