The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) created a "Reality Check" video and information sheet showcasing how potholes are patched like they are and why the patch can't possibly be a permanent repair.
"Many think that pothole patches just don't last because they're not patched right the first time, and I can tell you from personal experience that's not the case," State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said in a press release. "MDOT, county and municipal crews are patching them as quickly as possible to reduce damage to vehicles, but a lasting fix will require much more."
The video and information sheet show why a proper repair and prevention of future potholes will require greater investment in Michigan's roads.
MDOT will continue to take on more transportation myths. Future topics include why signs are replaced when they are, the safety of roundabouts, truck weights, road-building standards, and the effect of gas prices on fuel tax revenues.
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