It’s that time of year when potholes pervade streets.
If you come across a crater in the road while driving, the city of Sparks wants to hear from you.
Adam Mayberry, a spokesman for the city, said residents can report potholes to the city through a telephone number: 353-2271.
“If motorists see a pothole, they can call that number and within 48 hours we can go out there and fill it up,” he said.
Mayberry said the city typically monitors major streets but likely will not know about a pothole in a residential neighborhood. “So that’s why it’s important residents give us a call.”
The city also has a “pothole patrol” that periodically hits areas that are prone to potholes, particularly older streets with heavy truck traffic, such as Glendale Avenue and Greg Street in Sparks’ industrial area. Mayberry said the patrol’s work is part of the city’s routine maintenance effort.
Sparks, with its newer streets, doesn’t have as many problems with potholes as neighboring Reno, he said.
“Our roads are in fairly good shape.”
In most cases streets in Sparks have a pretty high “pavement condition index,” above 80 on a scale in which 100 is the best, he added.