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Street crews begin concentrated effort to repair potholes


Following a series of freeze-thaw cycles in recent weeks, which wreaks havoc on pavement, the City Street Division is making pothole patching an even higher priority beginning today, March 3, through Thursday, March 11. Nine fulltime crews will be solely dedicated to repairing potholes from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

           

The crews will start their efforts by responding to the 188 open requests for pothole repair and continue in these same areas, filling potholes as they go. Crews will also concentrate their efforts on main arterials.

 

            Citizens may report potholes the following ways:

          Pothole Hotline (leave a message): 385-6808

          E-mail: streetdivision@springsgov.com

 

When reporting a pothole, callers should provide detailed information such as street name, direction of traffic flow (north bound, south bound, etc.), nearby cross streets, landmarks such as nearby buildings, side of the street, location in the street and distance from the curb. Due to the huge influx of calls expected, citizens should not expect a personal reply to their request.           

Since January 1, 2010, crews have received reports for 601 pothole locations and have filled 2,387 potholes.  The City of Colorado Springs Street Division is responsible for maintaining 7,431 miles of street lanes.