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This week city workers began working on weather-related street issues and capital improvement street projects enabled by the ½ percent sales tax approved by the Phillipsburg residents last year.
Distresses in the pavement material causes it to crumble which eventually leads to the creation of a pothole. Milling and patching removes the top one to three inches of pavement and replaces it with new asphalt. This process can extend the life of the pavement 10 to 15 years.
You can report a pothole to the city by calling (785) 543-5234, clicking “Report a Concern” on the City’s home page located at www.Cityofphillipsburg.com or by clicking HERE.
The sales tax has also allowed several intersections to be replaced with new concrete pavement resulting in improved drainage and the elimination of repeated pothole issues. Fifteen intersections are scheduled to be replaced this year along with multiple locations with curb and gutter issues.
Your tax dollars are hard at work enabling projects like these to help improve the city’s infrastructure.