The Village of Thornville Street Department is responsible for the repair of street potholes as well as general street repair to curbs and storms basins. Generally caused by moisture, freeze-thaw action, traffic, poor base support, or some combination of these factors, potholes are a common cause for street repair needs. The Village of Thornville makes every effort to patch potholes as soon as it becomes aware of the issue. Timely pothole patching is influenced by many factors such as knowing it exists, the level of traffic, and the availability of personnel, equipment, and materials for repair. In some cases, the street where the pothole exists is also a hurdle impairing its repair, as such as Columbus Street and Zion Road, which both fall under State and County jurisdictions.
Where the depth of a pothole will allow, a cold patch solution is applied and compacted to mimic road surface. This solution is meant to be a short-term solution as a long-term solution is becomes available. Typically, potholes less than an inch in depth or exceeding three feet in width will not allow a cold patch to adhere, creating a new problem where patch debris from the pothole can make the hole even larger. During the winter months, the cold patch is applied using a torch to promote a more long-lasting solution as weather conditions are often at there worst during this season. Potholes can be reported to the Village Office.