The jarring impact of potholes may be lessened in Marysville, thanks to a new online form for reporting the maintenance problems for expedited repairs.
The City of Marysville has launched a new Report a Pothole web page to enable residents to report the nuisances for prompt repair. Residents can simply visit http://marysvillewa.gov/pothole.aspx or call (360) 363-8100 to report the pothole's location.
"We are determined to rid our streets of potholes in Marysville, for the improved safety of the motoring public, bicycle riders and pedestrians," said Mayor Jon Nehring.
Reports will be submitted to the Marysville Public Works Department Street Division. The pothole will be repaired as soon as possible, according to Public Works director Kevin Nielsen.
"A pothole is a hole in a road surface that causes noticeable impact on a vehicle and driving conditions," Nielsen explained. "Potholes are most often caused by stress from regular vehicle usage; hot and cold temperature changes in the weather that can make multi-layered roadways brittle or weak over time; and water intrusion, all of which can eventually cause cracks in the road's asphalt surface. The cracks lead to broken-up chunks of road, which can then sink into the existing roadway."
When reporting online, users are asked to provide the exact location of the pothole, including street address or the name of cross streets or major intersections nearest the pothole.
Furnishing your name, address, telephone and email address allows the city to contact you if more information is needed, or to send status reports regarding the city's progress.
To report other non-emergency problems such as minor street repairs, sidewalk safety concerns, malfunctioning traffic signals and damaged street signs, locals can continue to use the city's general Contact Us page on the website.