Yesterday on WESA, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto talked about the transportation system in the city which included a segment on potholes and repairs in addition to the whole public transit talk. The most relevant info is in the first 7 minutes or so.
I was listening to this live and almost called in myself until I realized that I was driving and would definitely get distracted and probably crash.
Relevant highlights that I caught:
- Plan to fix potholes within 72 hours. This is a change from the 1-4 week that he claims it used to be (or not at all for us).
- Potholes will be squared, filled and sealed instead of just dumping hot asphalt in the hole which does not last and is very lumpy.
Not a whole lot of info, and so far there is no reason to believe that it will actually happen (definitely not for this year), but it’s definitely nice to see it being addressed.
If you know of any potholes that need fixing, the pothole reporting form got consolidated to this site: http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form/. To report a pothole, scroll down to the Incident Information section, and choose “potholes” in the topic of concern pull-down menu.