TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Another day, another job; that could be the motto for these workers with the Terre Haute Street Department.
This year, breaks are few and far between.
"We've been able to get a lot more alleys and a lot more streets paved, and a lot more streets milled, plus we're doing a lot of patching," said Orvel Woolard Jr. Woolard is a supervisor with the street department.
After flooding in the spring, construction crews started in full force. With no rain or storms, workers are ahead of schedule on a lot of projects.
"Most days I have a pothole crew in the south and one in the north," said Woolard."We try to run all of our mains, and try to keep up with them, and try to get into the residential areas"
Woolard started with the street department almost 30 years.
He says most people only see the end result, not everyone appreciates the work that goes into it.
"They like it when it's done and it's nice, but when it's an inconvenience then they don't like it too much at that time," said Woolard.
While the summer is fading fast, that won't signal an end for this squad. They'll be working all the way up until leaf season, when new jobs will come up.
It's all to provide a smoother ride for your commute, and less wear and tear to your vehicle.
Crews said the initial rains a few months ago actually caused more" potholes, in turn causing more work.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.
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