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App lets Jackson County residents report potholes

Posted at 8:27 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 14:06:52-04

Jackson County is making it easier for people to report potholes through the app, MIJacksonCounty.

Christopher Bolt of the Department of Transportation told FOX 47 that road crews can't be out patrolling for them everyday, so the app helps to locate potholes. He say it is the county's goal to fix every pothole by Memorial Day.

"Everyone is frustrated with potholes, we are too. We just want people to know that we take this very seriously. We're just doing the best we can," Bolt said.

To report a pothole, open the app, select the report a concern option, then take a photo. Once you take a picture of it and send it in, Bolt told FOX 47 it is their internal goal to be out there within a few days, something the people of Jackson County are grateful for.

"I will be using it. Being on the road every day, there's a lot that need to be done," Jackson County resident Mike Henry said.

The county has also hired independent contractors to help with patching. The department gave them the patch material, they just needed bodies and trucks. Bolt says this past winter was particularly bad, taking a toll on the roads which is why the county is trying so hard to fix the problem.

"Pot holes are the worst they've ever been. We are in an epidemic of potholes right now," Bolt said.