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Got Potholes?

City begins concentrated effort to repair potholes


            Starting this week, the Street Division is kicking off an intensive push to repair potholes more quickly, thanks to additional funding from City Council. The response time is expected to drop from approximately five weeks to two weeks by dedicating six fulltime crews to repairing potholes. Potholes are prioritized by location, so potholes on main arterials will be repaired much quicker than the two-week goal.            

However, to repair potholes, the City needs help finding them! We are asking drivers who spot potholes to call the Pothole Hotline - 385-6808 - to report them.

            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, closest address (if known), 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.           

The City of Colorado Springs Streets Division is responsible for maintaining 4,725 miles of street lanes. Streets crews filled 25,249 potholes last year.