Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Over 19,000 Potholes Fixed So Far This Year In Seattle

The Mayor's Office reports that 19,851 potholes were filled within the first six months of 2011, more than in 2009 and 2010 combined.

The report says that "Heavy rainfall and subfreezing temperatures last winter, combined with years of underfunding street maintenance, created a larger number of potholes than usual on our streets. The public told us that something needed. to be done.  We had filled more potholes after taking office in 2010 than in 2009 under the previous administration and Council. But it was clear more had to be done."

At the beginning of 2011 Mayor McGinn ordered an increase in crews to fill these potholes.

Instead of the usual three crews, the Seattle Department of Transportation had nine crews out filling potholes earlier this year.

The Mayor's office said the crews are still hard at work and will "do what it takes to get our potholes filled."

 If you see a pothole, report it here or call 684-ROAD. You can track the status of a repair on the City pothole map.

(photo courtesy of City website)

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