Pothole side on, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Adrian Milliner’s photostream

Mayor still urging residents to report road problems via 311 services

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.

Public Works crews applied 362 tons of cold-patch asphalt to potholes through Friday and will dispatch an additional 26 crews to perform more patching Saturday. DPW will deploy six street sweepers citywide on Saturday as well.

Due to excessive pothole problems in the East Liberty area Public Works will close alternating lanes of Negley Run Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and East Liberty Boulevard on Monday for milling. Collins Street between East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Circle North will be closed Tuesday for additional milling. Both have concrete bases and will be drivable until resurfacing in the spring.

Mayor William Peduto is urging drivers to report potholes via the city’s 311 services: the city received 1,366 total calls and Tweets to its 311 response center and @Pgh311 this week. Those using Twitter should be as precise about pothole location as possible within the 140 characters allotted.

The 311 phone line is answered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.