Oakland Kicks Off Annual Pothole Blitz

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    We've all seen them and dread running into them while driving. Now one Bay Area city is on an annual “blitz” to get rid of them. (Published Thursday, May 15, 2014)

    We've all seen them and dread running into them while driving. Now one Bay Area city is on a “blitz” to get rid of them.

    The City of Oakland is hoping to fix 2,500 potholes in the next seven weeks.

    The city will be sending out maintainance crews Monday through Friday to fix the potholes as part of an annual effort to fix as many potholes as possible.

    The city has enough resources this year to fill in an estimated 2,500 potholes, some of which have been called in by citizens just tired of being bounced around in their car.

    Last year, the City of Oakland’s budget set aside $4 million dollars for resurfacing streets. The city estimates that it would take $28 million a year to maintain the roads properly.

    The public is encouraged to report a pothole problem through a:

    • Online form www.oaklandpw.com
    • Mobile app SeeClickFix
    • Email pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com
    • Public Works Call Center (510) 615-5566