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Where are the Potholes in Menomonee Falls?

Menomonee Falls Patch, in collaboration with readers, is trying to map the roads notorious for potholes. Add your sitings to the comment thread, and we'll add it to our interactive map.

Throughout the winter of 2012-13, the weather has acted a bit bipolar. One day it’s 60 degrees with rain, and the next it’s arid and below zero. The freezing and thawing offers a brief respite from winter’s chill, but the thermodynamics also wreck havoc on the roadways.

As water freezes and thaws beneath roadways, it creates weaknesses in the pavement that eventually give away and form potholes. Yes, those nasty obstacles that can mangle the rims or suspension on a vehicle driven by an unsuspecting driver.

In an effort to give you a heads up, Patch is working in collaboration with readers to identify the roads where these menaces are starting to show up.

According to Public Works Director Arlyn Johnson, the village does not track specific potholes or the number of potholes that have been patched. However, Johnson said they do routinely monitor specific roadways for repairs. Those corridors include:

  • Appleton Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Menomonee Avenue from Town Hall Road to Lilly Road
  • Lilly Road from Good Hope Road to Silver Spring Drive
  • Christman Road from Main Street to Princeway Drive
  • Megal Drive from Water Street to Pilgrim Road
  • Roosevelt Drive from Pilgrim Road to Shady Lane

"So far, we haven’t had significant increases in our pothole patching work in comparison to previous seasons, but it’s something we will continue to monitor," Johnson said. 

However, some of those roads monitored for routine maintenance are the same roads identified by Patch readers as trouble spots. Several readers cited Menomonee Avenue as the top road in need of repair. Megal Drive and Fond Du Lac Avenue were also notable spots to keep a sharp eye out.

“Menomonee Avenue right off of Town Hall Road by the funeral home there's a real bad one,” said Eric Groth on the Patch Facebook page. “They patch it weekly it seems, but never helps.”

We've found a few of Falls’ worst but know there are more out there. Help yourself and your fellow citizens avoid them by checking out our map, then suggesting others.

Provide an address of where you find the pothole and we'll add it to the map, and also check in periodically to see if it's been patched. You can also add your own photo or video to this post by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."

Steve ® February 14, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Pave Menomonee Ave! Finish Shady lane. What is up with the never ending cavern then mountain by Shady lane school? You need to cut this out and replace the base. Not keep making mounds of patch which turn into caverns then rinse and repeat. Large pot hole at Lee PL and Shady east side Have Stark come back and fix sewer cover hole on shady by speedway north bound. 2-3" drop. Lilly road, where to begin. This got killed from using it when Pilgrim was being redone. Remove stoplight (still temp lights) Mill and Lilly.
Kay February 14, 2013 at 02:56 AM
Menomonee Avenue from Hwy. 74 to Appleton Avenue is 1 big pothole. Start fixing it!!!
Joe Blow February 14, 2013 at 01:44 PM
About Fond du Lac Ave from Lilly Rd to Main St.( hwy 74) is like driving thru a war zone!!! ,the whole road is like wash board watch out-lol
Kristin February 14, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Woodview Drive - just north of Colony
Richard February 14, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Maybe our highly paid village administrator could get in a truck and throw out some cold patch too. Let's see that would be another job added to his other two, and more money for him also.
atthec44 February 14, 2013 at 03:04 PM
I thought it was ridiculous the way Shady Lane was done last summer. They basically did every other block between Menomonee and Main.
Steve ® February 14, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Probably only had limited funds. We did have to hold two recalls costing around $24,000. Oh and that hotel in the hood. Hopefully it gets finished soon or it will all weather differently and be back to the same mess it was before.
W . Benz February 14, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Fitz drives a village owned car , why would he care.
Carl Engelking February 14, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Thanks Kristin I'll get that one on the calendar
Debra Sims February 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Town Hall Rd. from Main Street to the Hospital, Menomonee Ave. to Appleton Ave. Shady Lane from Main Street to Appleton Ave. especially by Shady Lane School.
Cx2plusE@aol.com February 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Mill Road driving west, between Lily and Pilgrim. Closer to Lily road.
Fred Wordell February 15, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Public works patch truck worked Appleton Ave. north of Main Thursday pm and made a positive improvement. Kudos to Public Works for the great job they did at Main and Pilgrim last fall. Just like brand new and holding up to winter well!

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