Potholes are formed from voids in asphalt roads where deteriorated asphalt has been detached by the elements and vehicle traffic. Moisture seeps into asphalt Right Of Ways and creates these voids which are caused by the contraction and expansion of water. The City of Tampa maintains approximately 1,160 miles of asphalt roadways. The City’s performance standard is to repair potholes no longer than three business days after notification. The three-day response standard is time-honored to enhance driving safety and reduce personal property damage. Multiple factors are assessed when planning a pothole repair, for example; level of traffic, availability of personnel/equipment/materials, and the time until scheduled rehabilitation. Pothole repairs are captured and reported by the number of potholes repaired per month.
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