Missouri has patched about 250-thousand potholes this spring.
MoDOT’s deputy director Ed Hassinger says since the state had a relatively mild winter, so was Missouri’s pothole patching season…
According to Hassinger: “In a normal year, we’re usually patching over maybe 800,000 and spending twice that much money. So actually, this year has been a pleasant surprise on their front, I guess for us. So that means we get to use those crews’ time to do, you know, more preventive maintenance,” he says.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is switching gears to its busy road construction season.
Since more than 90 people have been killed in Missouri work zones over the last five years, Hassinger wants drivers to be extra cautious.