Friday April 15, 2016 8:09 AM



April 15, 2016


For information, contact Public Works Deputy Director, Lelan Hancock at 270-687-8680 or




Winter weather has done its usual damage to city streets.  Frequent freezing and thawing cycles experienced during the winter months result in cracks in our streets that allow water to seep under the road surface. Street expansion associated with freezing followed by street contraction associated with thawing, causes potholes. 


In order to fill potholes created during the winter freeze cycle, the Owensboro Street Department has declared a WAR ON POTHOLES to begin April 25 through April 29.  During this week, the public is being asked to phone City Action at 270-687-4444 to report the location of all potholes. Please be as specific as possible on locations, referencing a street address or intersection. City crews will patch potholes the week of May 2 through May 6.  The City of Owensboro will pass the location of potholes on state or county streets to the proper officials. Our goal is to have every pothole in the city identified and patched as quickly as possible.


Please help us to maintain our quality road system by reporting potholes to CityAction at 270-687-4444 by e-mail at, or on our “Only Owensboro” cell phone application.   




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