Officials announced Thursday that San Diego will expand its pothole repair program after heavy winter rains left thousands of pockmarks in streets throughout the city.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery announced the city’s plan to nearly triple its pothole repair crews from nine to 26 active crews each day. Each two-person crew will also work extra hours and weekends to repair streets around the city.
According to the city, pothole repair crews fill an average of 30,000 potholes each fiscal year. Since fiscal year 2019 began last July 1, pothole repair crews have fixed roughly 25,000 potholes and remain on pace to exceed their annual averages.
“The condition of our streets has been a longstanding concern of our residents,” Montgomery said. “I am happy to join Mayor Faulconer as our city crews work to fill the annual 2,500 potholes in our district making roads safer and more drivable for residents.”
Residents can request street repairs for blemishes like potholes by using the city’s Get It Done smartphone app and computer tool. Progress of those street repairs can also be tracked at the city’s Streets SD website, located at streets.sandiego.gov.
“Our roads took a beating from repeated storms so we’re going to take advantage of this dry spell to fill as many potholes as we can,” Faulconer said. “We’ve heard San Diegans loud and clear and we’re making this a top priority.”
–City News Service
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