During early spring when potholes are at their worst, they are difficult for public works crews to repair. The cold patch mix used when the weather is still cold and wet will fill larger holes temporarily, but the mix does not adhere tightly and the hole can return the same day of the repair. As the weather warms a hot mix is used. This mix adheres tightly and can be used in shallow holes.
When you see a large pothole on city roads, report using SeeClickFix or report by phone to the city at 952.960.7900.