Baltimore County will hunt for the worst potholes with laser technology

Published on: September 06, 2022 at 12:38 pm EDT

Updated on: September 06, 2022 at 12:58 pm EDT

A mail truck drives down Bellona Avenue in Baltimore County. A number of cracks are visible in the road. John Lee/WYPR.

Thousands of roads across Baltimore County will be scanned by workers with a 3D laser for the first time to better understand roadway conditions. The county expects to use the data to target the roads in the worst condition for repairs, to ensure that the county is prioritizing roads in an objective way instead of simply driving along to gauge the quality of roads.

But Baltimore County Council members still want a say over which potholes are ultimately filled and whether roads get repaved.

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