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CDOT to begin pothole repairs on Colorado Springs-area highways next week

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Now that spring is here and most of the ice and snow are winding down, the Colorado Department of Transportation is better able to respond to numerous pesky potholes that opened up during winter.

The agency announced Thursday that its crews are in their pothole-patching season across the state, a time when the mini-craters are common.

Next week, CDOT crews will fill potholes in the Colorado Springs area along Interstate 25, U.S. 24 and Highway 85/87 through Security-Widefield.

The work will be done at night to minimize traffic impacts, and is dependent on the weather -- as rain and snow are in the forecast for next week.

Some Security-Widefield residents say that while they're glad to see the potholes repaired, the condition of Highway 85/87 is poor, and they'd rather see that stretch of highway repaved.

But a CDOT spokesman said that there are no plans to repave it in the near future, due to budget limitations.

Several highway repaving projects over the past few years have significantly reduced the number of potholes locally.

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Scott Harrison

Scott is a reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Scott here.

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