Rough roads stick around in Region 8

Rough roads stick around in Region 8

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Damage from this winter continues to pop up around the region, especially in the form of potholes on the roadways.

On Friday, Alan Walter with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said they are working to keep the potholes filled, but what they are filling the potholes with isn't a permanent fix.

Walter said it all has to do with the weather.

"The materials that we're using right now, because of the season and the temperature requirements, are temporary materials and we will have to go back when the weather is more cooperative and it's drier to do the permanent patching on them," Walter said.

The permanent material needed is hot asphalt, which they won't be able to get large amounts of until mid-April.

While AHTD waits, Walter said they will continue to fill the potholes with the temporary material.

They will also plan how to fill the potholes in each county as quickly and efficiently as possible when the warmer drier weather moves in.

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