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Residents urged to report pothole issues to 311

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will conduct an around-the-clock pothole blitz next week for three straight days beginning Tuesday night.

Weather permitting, Department of Public Works crews will begin filling potholes citywide starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, and finish at 6 p.m., Friday, March 13. Crews will work during night and day shifts for 72 hours, while also attending to rubbish and riverfront cleanup from storms and flooding this week.

Residents are encouraged to submit pothole repair requests to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center. The “blitz” efforts will be based on 311 submissions, as well as problem areas identified by Public Works supervisors.

Please note that to effectively dispatch repairs 311 needs as many details as possible on pothole locations, such as addresses, intersections, block numbers, or landmarks.

All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. Voice or text messages can be submitted by dialing or texting 412-573-9736. Online submissions can be sent at any time via Twitter to @Pgh311 or the online form on the city website: http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form.