You can expect to see more potholes in the winter and spring, following periods of cold temperatures and rain or snow. It is helpful for the public to call Public Works and report potholes on roads that are County maintained, 209-966-5356, so we can fill them.
Regardless of the weather, potholes are a symptom of pavement that is wearing out. Our County has a large amount of unimproved roadway, and the amount of weight and traffic has increased.
The good news is trough Saf-t-lu and Stip funded projects we are able to repave, as well as other maintenance and road improvements. With this funding Mariposa County is conducting ambitious programs to get roads into proper condition-but just as it took years for the road condition to decline, it will take years to catch up.