Seattle Department of Transportation employee Koli Makasini gets ready to fill a pothole on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the intersection of South Forest Street and Occidental Avenue South in Seattle.
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Seattle Department of Transportation employee Koli Makasini gets ready to fill a pothole on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the intersection of South Forest Street and Occidental Avenue South in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Thanks potholes! You're why Seattle roads are some of the worst

Forty percent of Seattle's roads are listed in poor condition, according to the nonprofit group TRIP.

One of the biggest culprits of the jaw-chattering drives on Seattle's roadways are potholes. Heavy vehicles like trucks and buses are a big factor in the erosion of our streets. A single large truck can cause the same road damage as 9,600 cars.

On this episode of SoundQs we explore the pothole problem in Seattle and why drivers shouldn't be expecting a smooth ride anytime soon.

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where our KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

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