Nampa Mayor Tom Dale asks people to look out for more potholes this year
Jennifer Auh reports on the City of Nampa asking its citizens to be on pothole patrol. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The recent warm up in Idaho may take a toll on our roadways. Now, the City of Nampa wants to put you on pothole patrol, so they can find and fix them.
Drivers can report a pothole, street light issue, or any other general concern to the city's new and improved website.
City leaders said it takes just three clicks to get from the City of Nampa's new website to submitting an online form to report a pothole.
"We have 360 miles of roadway in the City of Nampa. We obviously can't drive over every mile of that road, but somebody is, so we want to list them as part of the team to help us identify where those trouble spots are, so we can get to them," said Mayor Tom Dale.
Right now, Nampa's Street Division Workers said the warmer temperatures, after a long period of freezing weather, can cause cracks on the road to expand and turn into potholes.
"We had three weeks where the weather was down around zero, frost line in the ground got so deep. We're probably going to see a lot of potholes this year, than we have in the last few years," said Mayor Dale.
In fact, some drivers are already seeing a few potholes pop up.
"I am constantly swerving trying to miss them and drain grouts are really deep in the ground, so it’s like a big pot hole," said one driver.
The drivers, we talked to, said they like the idea of a simple way to report road issues online.
Mayor Dale said as soon as a person submits the online form, it goes straight to the city's Street Division email system.
If the issue reported through their website is an emergency, the city's road crews will look at it right away. If it’s not an emergency, the crews guarantee they will look at it within three business days.
Here is a direct link to the online forms: www.cityofnampa.us/formcenter