CDOT: Potholes yet to surface

January 13, 2010 3:16:50 PM PST
The pothole season is underway, but Chicago's Department of Transportation said city streets are in much better shape than last winter.... so far.Potholes show up when the weather fluctuates and bouts of bitter cold followed by thawing temperatures. This winter there have not been many days like that.

C-DOT also credit 31 miles of streets resurfaced thanks to stimulus money.

"Now will we not only have to not fill potholes on those stretches, but we'll take our resources and put them in other locations, so it's an opportunity cost that we saved," said Thomas Powers, CDOT acting commissioner.

C-DOT officials are optimistic that this winter will not produce the record number of potholes that drivers have faced the last two winters.