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Pittsburgh Public Works To Kick Off 3-Day Pothole Blitz

Carlos Osorio
In this April 23, 2015 file photo, a pothole is patched in Detroit.

Got a nasty tire eater in your neighborhood? The city of Pittsburgh wants to hear from you.

City officials announced Wednesday that public works crews will conduct a pothole “blitz” starting at 6 a.m. Thursday. They plan to work 12-hour shifts repairing potholes through Saturday.

In a press release, the Department of Public works said it already has a list of 300 reported potholes. Residents are encouraged to report additional potholes via the city’s 311 line.

You can also track pothole repairs online. The city launched an interactive map in 2016. 

Each year, the city deals with hundreds – sometimes thousands – of paving requests. In 2017, the city received a total of 7,112 calls, emails and tweets regarding potholes and street repaving.

Sarah Kovash previously worked as a web producer for KDKA-TV, as a freelance journalist for the Valley News Dispatch covering local government throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley and at NPR station KPBS in San Diego.