Grand Rapids (WZZM) - The city of Grand Rapids will begin patching some of the city's worst pot holes next week with a more effective method.
Up until now, crews could only temporarily fill potholes with cold patch material. Monday, they will start using hot asphalt to patch streets.
City officials say this type of repair is meant for emergency spot repairs, not permanent improvements. However, this patch work should hold up better and longer than previous repairs.
The streets that need work will be prioritized based on traffic, the extent of the damage and the impact work would have on drivers. Since March, crews have spent more than two-thousand hours trying to keep the potholes filled in.