Office of Mayor William Peduto
Warm Weather Allows For Successful Weekend Pothole Blitz
Public Works crews distribute 112 tons of patching material throughout city

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced the results of a successful weekend "Pothole Blitz" that took place on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.  

"In anticipation of the unseasonably warm weekend weather forecast, we enhanced weekend staffing levels in all street maintenance divisions to execute a successful blitz," said Public Works Director Mike Gable. "The weather conditions and minimal weekend traffic provided the perfect scenario for addressing potholes and street failures throughout the city. While each division works to address 311 pothole service requests as we receive them, we were happy to make a significant reduction of our list of outstanding pothole requests."   

A total of 47 crews worked over the weekend – 27 on Saturday, 20 on Sunday. Crews were deployed with existing 311 service request information for their respective division. Of the 364 open 311 pothole requests, 155 (approximately 43%) were addressed during the weekend blitz. Approximately 112 tons of material (cold patch and hot asphalt) were used to fill potholes throughout the city. In addition to addressing known requests, crews proactively addressed other visible street failures and potholes to prevent further deterioration.  

DPW would like to thank everyone for the cooperation and patience during the weekend blitz and reminds residents to submit pothole repair requests to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center. All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. Voice or text messages can be submitted by dialing or texting 412-573-9736. Online submissions can be sent at any time via Twitter to @Pgh311 or the online form on the city website:



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