The City of Spokane will soon have new weapons in the fight against potholes. The two current pothole trailers owned by the city have filled close to 4,000 holes this year. According to the Spokesman-Review, they will get some reinforcement when two more trailers are added to the fleet pending approval by the City Council.
The new $84,400 trailers will be pulled by existing city dumptrucks. Their cost will come out of the department’s fund to replace aging vehicles. The two new pieces of equipment will allow the city’s street workers to respond to more areas of town quicker.
There is no agreement currently in place to add additional workers in the streets department to work the new trailers, but pothole work traditionally occurs in the spring when streets workers aren’t tied up with snow plowing.