DENVER (KDVR) – Pothole season has arrived and apparently 40% of major roads in the United States have been rated bad or poor, according to a 2022 National Transportation Research Study.
On average, potholes cost drivers in the United States an average of $621 per year. When it comes to repairs, responsibility for patching potholes on private roads can sometimes be questioned.
Evergreen resident Jesse Klitzke told FOX31 that potholes in the area of Highway 74 and Bergen Peak Drive were causing problems for many drivers.
“I’m worried about any damage to my car,” Klitzke said before adding that she was worried about the proximity of vehicles to senior living centers and schools.
“How can these people do their job well when the road conditions are like this,” she said.
Klitzke told FOX31 she contacted the Colorado Department of Transportation and Jefferson County to have the holes filled.
“CDOT told us when we contacted them that it was a private road and out of their jurisdiction, then we called Jefferson County and they said CDOT was supposed to maintain the road”
FOX31 also contacted Jefferson County and CDOT. The county told FOX31 that a special request has been made and both parties are working on a solution to the issue.
On Thursday, the CDOT sent teams to repair the holes in the area.
CDOT manages over 23,000 miles of highway lanes and 35 mountain passes. It is very important to report potholes, whether in town or on the highway, so that the CDOT knows where to send its teams.
For more information on how to report potholes, visit your city’s website and CDOT.
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