DeKalb leaders to sign pledge to patch potholes

In an effort to solve the county's pothole problems, DeKalb County officials and Interim CEO Lee May plan to sign a "pothole pledge" on Tuesday.

The pledge is a way for leadership to play a part in helping improve DeKalb's roads. By signing it, they agree to fill the potholes as they see them throughout the county, according to a news release.

Since the beginning of the year, the "Pothole Palooza" campaign has led to 1,369 patched potholes and more than 2,500 filled potholes, the release stated.

Last year, the county repaired a record 4,457 potholes, filling them with asphalt as a makeshift fix. A new concrete-based patching mixture is being tested by the Roads and Drainage Department, according to the release.

“Solving our pothole problems remain a top priority, so I am encouraging all managers to take the pledge and join us in the extension of Pothole Palooza 2016,” May said in the release.

Leadership will sign the pledge during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Decatur's Maloof Auditorium.