Rep. Yonker gets the inside scoop on how to fill potholes

Categories: Blog Features,Comeback State

State Rep. Ken Yonker, (right) with Eric Moederzoon from the Kent County Road Commission filling a pothole.

Bright and early state Rep. Ken Yonker suited up to join the Kent County Road Commission to help tackle one of the state’s growing issues: potholes.

During the spring in-district work period, Rep. Yonker volunteered to trade in his dress shoes for work boots and headed to US- 131 to help fill potholes with other road workers. The two-man crew worked from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., using cold patch and a lot of elbow grease along the way.

Last month the Legislature approved a budget supplemental that included $215 million for roads throughout the state, with $115 million going to priority projects and $100 million to assist local communities with maintenance needed to repair roadways ruined by the harsh winter.

Kent County will receive nearly $1.9 million in additional road maintenance funds this year.

Check out the press release detailing Rep. Yonker’s experience.