Residents of a West Side Chicago street who were fed up with the potholes grabbed pavement mix and tools to fill the holes themselves.
Residents of a West Side Chicago street who were fed up with the potholes grabbed pavement mix and tools to fill the holes themselves. Members of the South Austin Coalition used $100 in pavement mix and a 250-pound push roller in addition to rakes and shovels to fill 15 holes on West Van Buren St. Organizer Elce Redmond said Wednesday the city wasn’t doing the job so residents took the matter into their own hands. But city officials say the residents’ action was not a good idea. Brian Steele of the Chicago Department of Transportation says the driveway mixture used by the neighborhood group does not match the quality of the high performance cold patch used by the city. Officials say city crews fill 3,000 to 5,000 a day. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.