There are a number of ways potholes can occur naturally: from the groundwater freezing to general road wear-and-tear from cars and trucks.
But one road agency in Michigan is threatening to put the potholes back if drivers don’t slow down on newly paved roads.
Jackson County Department of Transportation put up a sign in Spring Arbor Township, saying “Please slow down or we’ll put the potholes back!”
The sign is posted above a radar feedback sign, which collects and sends speed data to the local agency so it can monitor safety in those communities.
The department then posted a photo of the sign on Facebook on Friday, saying, “We really don’t want to get our pothole-making machine back out of the barn!”
The post received nearly 400 shares.
“These silky, smooth roads that we're putting down now, people just see them as runways,” Managing Director Christopher Bolt told MLive.
The post was all in good humor, and residents even commented photos of the fresh asphalt in their own neighborhoods. Bolt said there are no plans to put potholes back in the roads, because, well, that would just be silly.
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