When it comes to the minefields of potholes that appear each spring as winter recedes, Richard Douglas has seen worse years.
The street superintendent’s early diagnosis is that things aren’t that bad, which helps the street patching work move along rather quickly.
“It’s a lot better than past years,” he said. “Actually, it was a long winter but it wasn’t that tough on our streets, plus the guys are using better methods on the patches. They’re using a more permanent mix, so I think that’s why we don’t have as much of a problem as we’ve had in the past.”