Potholes are not uncommon this time of the year due to the “freeze-thaw cycle” Yakima experiences when precipitation, in the form of rain and/or snow, seeps into small cracks within the asphalt pavement.
The “freeze-thaw cycle” causes moisture to contract and expand; increasing the size of the cracks.
As vehicles travel over these cracks, the asphalt pavement begins to loosen, thereby creating potholes. City crews continually monitor for potholes, repairing them as quickly as possible to reduce further damage to the roadway and to ensure safety for drivers.
With over 400 miles of streets in the City of Yakima, the City is asking for help in reporting potholes. Potholes can be reported using the City’s “Yak Back” feature at https://www.yakimawa.gov/yak-back/ or calling the City’s Street Repair Hotline at (509) 576-6713.
See a pothole in the city of Yakima? Please let us know. With over 400 miles of streets to maintain, we need your help reporting potholes. You can report potholes using the City’s “Yak Back” feature at https://t.co/2mVE3rBTEI or call our Street Repair Hotline at (509) 576-6713. pic.twitter.com/CUdOOFk0cJ
— City of Yakima (@CityofYakima) December 29, 2022