Street Sweep: City Steps Up Efforts to Fill Potholes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New York City's effort to fill potholes following a brutal winter is getting a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $2 million for street repair.

The new funds will pay for repair crews to work extended shifts seven days a week through April, according to the transportation commissioner.

The department has also launched a new site, The Daily Pothole, where people can track street repair work and report potholes using maps and real-time data.

"Mother nature has really thrown everything at us this year, but we're fighting back harder than ever before," Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said. "We have a 54 percent increase in the number of potholes that we've filled this year since January 1."

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