A Road Commission crew patching potholoes

MARSHALL, MI – Since our last update on March 15, the Calhoun County Road Commission has used an additional 670 tons of pothole patch, bringing the total amount used to 1,310 tons for the year.

One ton of pothole patch costs $62.50.

From January 1, 2011, through March 29, 2011, the Road Commission has spent about 6,947 hours patching potholes.

On average, each employee is shoveling 377 pounds of pothole patch per hour while they’re patching.

To see a list of open pothole service requests reported by Township as of March 29, 2011, click here.

Learn how potholes form here, and report potholes here.