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January 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Seattle makes filling potholes a priority

Seattle’s “Pothole Rangers” are riding to the rescue, filling up holes caused by last week’s storms, says Mayor Mike McGinn.

McGinn and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Transportation Committee chair, said Wednesday that filling potholes became a heightened priority for city crews last year, with 25,110 potholes filled in 2011, 2-1/2 times the number filled in 2010.

With the start of the new year, the city’s Transportation Department has $9 million available for street repairs including potholes, and about $8.5 million of that is expected to be spent on arterial streets.

Seattle residents can can report potholes by calling 206-684-ROAD (7623) or online.  Residents can track pothole requests here.

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