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Continued: Repair crews battle parade of potholes in Dakota County

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  • Last update: April 6, 2013 - 11:58 PM

Farmington is in a different boat than most other Dakota County cities. It has less traffic than bigger cities, and the roads in the north half of Farmington are younger because of later developments.

“Not saying we don’t have potholes, because we do, but it’s nothing that we’ve even felt the pressure from the public or get enough complaints where we feel like we have to have a pothole [reporting] line,” said Farmington City Engineer Kevin Schorzman.

Trying to stay ahead

Farmington also doesn’t see much heavy truck traffic, which helps keep weight from cracking pavement.

“We can continue to maintain our roads, doing routine preventative maintenance,” Schorzman said. “Hopefully we can stay out of the problems that tend to plague older cities.”

In Lakeville, crews are hoping the freeze-and-thaw cycle ends soon.

“It’s going to take longer to get them filled,” Grossman said. “And they’re not all here yet, either.”

Liala Helal • 952-746-3286

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