Dane County is deep into pothole season, but crews say they have a new tool to tackle the problem.
Freezing, thawing and rain in winter all take their toll on local roads. The county's maintenance superintendent says crews have more potholes to fill this year than last year.
But this year they're using a different product than they have in the past. It's called Quality Pavement Repair and costs $50 a ton.
Maintenance Superintendent Steve Haag says it lasts longer than what they used to use. "It's a little more expensive, but the cost of not having to go back out compensates for that. And actually in the long run, it's probably just a little bit cheaper than working with other materials we have."
A salesperson for the product says the county will likely not need to purchase as much QPR down the road because it last longer. That should also help Dane County save money.