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After winter’s wrath, city workers fight back and begin repairing hundreds of potholes

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee street crews are trying to patch together a win. It's hard to do when Wisconsin winters are so hard on the roads.

Every spring, Steven Plevak's team is one of eight filling potholes throughout the City of Milwaukee. On Wednesday, March 11th, the team's focus was on Greenfield Ave. Workers have to be careful on roads like this -- since it's a very busy stretch.

"You've got to look before you start and listen, and also you've got to rely on your coworkers. Sometimes you can't hear a car coming and they will give you a heads up," said one worker.

Now that temperatures are picking up, the city can begin its work -- and they're getting pointers from residents. That's because the city's pothole phone line calls the shots.

"We like to average about three days on a response when a location comes into our call center," said Plevak.

To report a pothole or other street maintenance problems via phone or on your desktop computer:

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    • Sammich Olioso

      Amen. They can start by repaving a stretch of Fond du Lac ave. from 60th st.up to Hampton…..Then repave Holton st. from Capitol Dr. to North Ave……Next would be Astor st. from Wells to Ogden etc etc etc….One stupid trolley vs thousands of cars and Barrett doesn’t think about repaving the streets….His big media splash about repaving Brady st. last year ohhhhh ahhhhh one day, whipdee.Get the repaving folks out there in FULL FORCE and use the wheel tax as it was intended!!!

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