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February 13, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Miki Esposito, Public Works and Utilities Dir., 402-441-6173

Pothole Surge Winds Down

Public Works and Utilities officials say crews completed major pothole repair today. Another 2,878 potholes were repaired Thursday and another 1,319 were repaired Friday for a five-day total of 12,878. They used about 183 tons of material. About 60 workers have been repairing potholes this week, but that number will return to the normal staffing levels of 15 to 20 on Monday. Crews have been working 10-hour days since Monday when Mayor Beutler directed that City resources be shifted to increase pothole repair and issued an emergency declaration, allowing mandatory overtime.

"This pothole repair surge has been a success because of the crews who worked hard every day to make our streets safer," said Mayor Beutler. "They completed this dangerous job with no injuries, so I also want to give a big pat on the back to those who drove slowly and carefully around our workers."

Residents can continue to report potholes and other non-emergency street problems in four ways:

Those reporting emergency situations should always use 911.

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