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Street Construction


Due to streets that may deteriorate from normal use, rain, and extreme temperatures, City crews inspect damage and issues that may impede safe driving.

Street construction includes the following:

  • Alley maintenance
  • Berm repair & installation
  • Curb repair & installation
  • Sidewalk repair & installation
  • Street resurfacing
  • Pothole filling

Citizens may contact 311 at 423-643-6311 or visit CHA311.com to report street issues.

What causes a pothole?
During a freeze and subsequent thaw, the ground expands and pushes into the pavement.  As the temerature rises, the ground returns to its normal level when the pavement stays the same height which causes a gap.  Passing vehicles cause the higher level pavement to crack and fall into the hollow ground.

 Pothole Repair 2

Reasons for a pothole:

  • Temperature fluxuations
  • Vehicle traffic
  • Water

POTHOLE SERVICE REQUESTS BY FISCAL YEAR

 

2013 1,834
2014 1,325
2015 1,370

 

Photo by Phillip Stevens and Matt Lea