Pothole repairs could be completed by beginning of summer

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After a stressful and expensive pothole season, western Massachusetts drivers are dealing with fewer craters in the roads these days. 

That’s because local highway crews have been using the more permanent hot patch filler since late March. 

Chicopee’s Public Works Director Elizabeth Botelho told 22News, her DPW crews have been fixing as many potholes as possible when the weather’s good. 

“The guys are out every day and some weekends to catch up,” Botelho said. “We are filling those, and the roads are safer.” 

With so many potholes to fill from this winter’s freeze-thaw cycles, the work might not be finished until the start of summer. 

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