Harsh Winter Damaging Roads

Harsh Winter Damaging Roads


Not only have the cold temperatures made your car groan when you start it, but it has also caused vehicles to make more noise traveling along streets that are a bit bumpier than usual. Iowa Department of Transportation maintenance engineer, Bob Younie, says extreme temperature swings force surfaces to expand and contract more than normal — especially when it happens for a long stretch.

He says you can see the impact of the up and down temperatures all around us.

The D-O-T is responsible for taking care of 94 hundred miles of highways across the state. He says the problems will continue until Spring.

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