Spot a Pothole in Yakima? Report it to Yak Back!
Potholes can be a jarring problem if you drive. So here's your chance to get that pesky pothole fixed in Yakima. Yakima city officials say potholes are not uncommon because of the weather and the freeze and thaw cycle that happens at this time of year.
Yakima's weather is the reason we see so many potholes every year
The potholes are started by rain or snow that seeps into small cracks in the pavement. A city news release says 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 are always looking for the potholes to repair them as quickly as possible to reduce damage to vehicles and the roadway but they can't find all of them. That's where you come in.
The only way the city knows of all the potholes is if we report them
With over 400-miles of streets in the City of Yakima, the City is asking for help in reporting potholes.
“Having residents and community members reporting the locations of potholes, greatly assists Public Works in their effort in repairing them in a timely manner,” says Public Works Director Scott Schafer. “More eyes on an issue provide for better results.”
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.