How You Can Get Your Potholes Filled In Davenport
The winter season can be brutal on roads in Davenport and throughout the Quad Cities. Freezing temperatures, snow, ice, drastic temperature changes, plow trucks using their blades, and putting down salt and chemicals all contribute to roads getting beat up. It's no surprise that Locust Street looks like the Moon's surface by the time spring arrives.
If you live on a road in Davenport with more holes than Swiss cheese, you can report that to the city to get repaired and it's super easy to do.
How To Report Potholes To Davenport
The Davenport Public Works department isn't oblivious to potholes popping up throughout the city. They actually want you to tell them where they are.
In a social media post earlier in the month, Davenport Public Works took to social media and gave simple instructions to let Davenport residents how to report potholes.
If you have one on your street or you're tired of hitting each one behind the Walgreens on Brady Street or in front of the fairgrounds on Locust, call Davenport Public Works at 563-326-7923.
If you got time to snap a photo because it's continuing to grow outside your home, you can submit a service request on the City of Davenport's website. It's super easy and you can do it anonymously.
Can't It Be Too Cold To Fill the Pothole?
Yes but the City of Davenport has a way around that called cold patching. Cold patching potholes is only performed during the winter when temperatures are normally below 32°. They are unable to produce asphalt when temperatures are below freezing. Cold patching is not the best application for potholes because it is not durable, but the only choice when proper repair can’t be performed.
Typically, the City of Davenport will repair it with a hot patch. That happens in the spring, summer, and fall months when it's above 32°.