Long awaited San Francisco pothole repairs begin
after heavy rain season
Bay City News Service
May 8, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The San Francisco Department of
Public Works (DPW) is kicking off the 2006 pothole-filling season
with an increased budget of $300,000, courtesy of the San Francisco
The DPW will spend $1.5 million this fiscal year to repair potholes
and patch paving in San Francisco, according to Christine Falvey,
a spokeswoman for the department of public works. The DPW has
received 1,035 pothole complaints to-date this fiscal year.
With record-breaking rainfall this winter, workers will be busy
making roadway repairs around the city over the next few weeks.
"This season's heavy rains have made it imperative, now
more than ever, that we direct appropriate funding to street maintenance
and pothole repair," San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said
in a statement. "This new funding will not only ensure that
our potholes get repaired, but that our streets are safe for motorists,
bicyclists and pedestrians."
The DPW may receive another $100,000 next fiscal year in order
to stay on top of the pothole problems in San Francisco.
According to the DPW, the pothole and patch program uses approximately
4,000 tons of asphalt that comes from the DPW-run asphalt plant.
Pothole reports can be called into the DPW's customer service
line at (415) 28-CLEAN.
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