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Map: Where are the Potholes in Plainfield?

Embedded map designed to collect your reports on potholes in your area. Help us fill it.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
It's been a rough winter. It's snowed, it's melted, it's been almost spring-like, it's snowed again, melted, and then frozen into a sheet of ice over our homes, cars, and backyard swing sets.

And, boy, has that done a number on our roads.

As most people know, potholes are caused when water that seeps through cracks in the asphalt gets underneath the paved surface and freezes, expanding and loosening the asphalt. The more it freezes, melts and freezes again, the more potholes will form. And that's exactly what's happened this year.

The job now is to tell your highway crews where the potholes are so they can start the large job of patching them up.

Online web tool See Click Fix allows locals to submit, and even plot on a map, local problems to an online portal that local highway departments and other services monitor closely.

We've embedded a map above designed to collect your reports on potholes in your area. To log your pothole issue, hit "Report an Issue" on the map above. Include and address and problem description, and hit "Submit." Follow the same steps to report multiple pothole locations.

Let's see how many we can log.
MommAdversary February 28, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Aspen Meadows entry on Red Hawk Drive.
Jeff Schmitt February 28, 2014 at 04:09 PM
I think the better question is where don't we have potholes? In all fairness though Aurora, Naperville, St. Charles all have the same problem its been a bad winter and no way do I think Plainfield is doing a bad job. In fact I don't feel we have as bad of potholes as those communities.
Vicky Polito March 10, 2014 at 08:55 AM
I think the answer is pretty much "look everywhere" with the winter we've been dealt. We've noticed lots of seam/line heaving (or, potholes-in-waiting as those spots keep breaking down) in residential areas/on smaller roadways, not just across roads but perpendicular to them. At some curbs and around drain openings the heaving has created lots of gaps. A few of those gaps are about 5 inches wide. It'll take lots of spring and summer work to fully smooth things out.
MomofmanyinPlainfield March 10, 2014 at 01:01 PM
The parking lot at PNHS. my child blew out their tire leaving the parking lot. The school blamed my child. When I had to drop them at the school the next day, I saw the pothole and it was HUGE!
Ed Arter March 10, 2014 at 04:40 PM
Post Office Drive thru--It's a whopper. Still watching the East Side of the Lockport Street Bridge, East Bound,Right lane---I'll give it 2 Months before it blows up--Let's see if I'm right. IDOT'S PROBLEM!! Their Resident Engineer (Using that term VERY loosly) was informed as to the required work last summer but refused to listen to our department's experienced input / concern. Your Tax dollars at work.


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