Havre's Mild Winter Contributing to Deteriorating Road Conditions

 

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A blowtorch is used to heat up the asphalt to make it malleable while filling a pothole Thursday at Third Street and 12th Avenue in Havre.

The deterioration of Havre's roads are being worsened by the mild winter, and the City of Havre Public Works Department is having difficulty keeping up with repairs.

"We're dealing with a lot of roads that have a lot of years in em, and a lack of funding to fix them in the way they need to be fixed," said Public Works Director David Peterson. Peterson sees many factors that make road repair particularly expensive in Havre. But this year the mild winter has made things worse.

"That really plays havoc with the roads," he said referencing the wildly varying temperatures Havre has seen this y...



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