Potholes are a result of water penetrating the subsurface of the road through cracks in the asphalt. Water in the underlying soil structure weakens the asphalt so that when vehicles drive over the surface, the roadway cracks into chunks that fall apart and form a pothole.
Santa Rosa City crews repair potholes throughout the year. If it is raining, they use a cold patch mix to fill in the pothole. If there isn't rain in the forecast and the air temperature is warm enough to use hot asphalt, they will either dig out the area and replace it with new asphalt or do a light “skin patch” in the affected area.
If you encounter a pothole within city limits call the Pothole Hotline at (707) 543-3871 anytime day or night or use the My Santa Rosa app on your smartphone. City crews will be dispatched to fill or repair the pothole usually within 24 hours.
For more information on potholes, please visit www.srcity.org/567/Pothole-Repair.
To report online or download the My Santa Rosa mobile app, please visit www.srcity.org/515/Report-a-Problem-Online.