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City crews say they are making progress in repairing potholes

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 11:12:21-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Roads crews in Colorado Springs work constantly to fill and repair potholes across the city and say so far this year they have gotten to 80,000.

The city says in previous years they have only been able to fix about 1/3 of that amount and they credit city voters for the increase.

The tax issue was passed by voters in November of 2015 allowing the city to put a 0.62 sales tax increase in place for a 5 year period, the money is to be specifically used for road repairs.

"I can put a pothole crew on a roadway and say run this roadway, and we'll use Woodmen as an example, from I-25 to Powers, and they can sit on that roadway and get it done, " says City Operations Manager Jack Ladley.

Since 2C first went into effect the city has collected $50 million dollars and are asking voters to renew the 2C tax this fall so that crews can continue repair work.