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Street Maintenance Services - Potholes

Every spring, the Street Maintenance Services tackles one of the highest profile issues city government faces - potholes.

Potholes are defects caused by water entering the street sub-base through surface cracks. The water freezes in early winter, causing it to expand. Each time the water freezes and then thaws, the street is damaged and potholes are born!

The City of Ann Arbor strives to​ patch all citizen-reported potholes within 24 business day hours, weather and other activities pe​rmitting.​

If the pothole poses a public hazard, please report the problem immediately to the Police emergency desk at 9-1-1. State funds are used to finance the pothole program.

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Street Maintenance is also responsible Snow Removal.

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