Pothole Repairupdated: Friday, February 17, 2017
Most potholes form in late winter and early spring when rain or snow melt gets into cracks and other defects in the pavement. When this moisture freezes, the resulting pressure causes the pavement to break and fail. If the temperatures swing between freezing and thawing more frequently, the number and size of the potholes gets worse.
Pothole patching on city streets is done year round. Patching in the winter and spring months is done with material called "cold mix," which is more workable at cold winter temperatures. Regular city pothole patching with "hot mix" asphalt begins in May when asphalt plants re-open for the season. Hot mix asphalt is more durable than cold mix asphalt and provides a more permanent repair of potholes.
Various roads running through St. Louis Park are owned by the city, county or the state, and it's important to contact the appropriate maintenance agency if you have a concern about potholes or other road conditions.
Potholes on City Streets - St. Louis Park
Call St. Louis Park Public Works at 952.924.2562
Potholes on County Roads - Hennepin County
Call 612.596.0300 or submit online
Excelsior Boulevard (CR 3) and Minnetonka Boulevard (CR 5)
Potholes on State Highways - MnDOT
Call 651.366.5165 or submit online
Interstate 394, State Highways 7, 100 and 169
When calling or using a website, please be ready to report the location by listing the street and closest intersection where the problem pothole exists, and a house number or some way of identifying the location. If you are unsure of which office to call, contact St. Louis Park Public Works at 952.924.2562.