From Potholes To Flooding, Temperature Swings Are Hitting Chicago’s Infrastructure | WBEZ
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From Potholes To Flooding, Temperature Swings Are Hitting Chicago’s Infrastructure

It’s that time of year again — pothole season.

Chicagoans are no strangers to the consequences of the city’s harsh winter can have on city streets. We’ve all hit a bad pothole on Lake Shore Drive. But with last week’s polar vortex that left Chicago in a deep freeze for days, and the rapid rise in temperatures that immediately followed, the city’s infrastructure could be in a bigger mess than usual.

Morning Shift checks in with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on how the city is tackling the freeze-thaw cycle’s impact on infrastructure.

GUEST: Tom Carney, Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner

Ed Staudacher, managing engineer at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Guy Tridgell, Illinois Department of Transportation commissioner

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