Wayne County’s Plan to Tackle Potholes  

(DETROIT) – The Wayne County Department of Public Services has an annual program to address the emergence of potholes. 

Throughout this winter season, Wayne County crews have continued to focus on snow removal and pothole repairs.  The freeze-thaw cycles this winter have led to an increase in the number of potholes and road damage.  

Beginning the week of February 21, Wayne County will expand staff schedules to 10 hours per day/6 days a week to strategically address the areas with the greatest needs for repair.  Additionally, Wayne County will utilize contractors to support existing staff, thereby increasing the county’s capacity to address potholes that can be a hazard to area drivers.  

“We know that potholes are a recurring issue every year.  That is why federal and state dollars to invest in infrastructure is so important” said Wayne County Chief Executive Officer Warren C. Evans.  “Wayne County has a 10-year asset management plan to improve our roads and bridges, but more funding is needed.  My administration continues to collaborate with our state and federal partners to find a long-term solution to funding this critical infrastructure and to ensure that Wayne County receives more dollars to invest in our roads.” 

While pothole repairs are underway, Wayne County urges motorists to use caution while driving near work zones.  Motorists should slow down and follow directions on signage.  To report a pothole, call Wayne County’s 24-hour call center 888-ROAD-CREW (888-762-3273) or visit us online at www.waynecounty.com

MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff