Oakland public works crews begin pothole blitz

April 26, 2011 1:25:55 PM PDT
Now that winter is finally making way for spring and the roads are drying out, work crews in Oakland are hitting the streets for the city's annual pothole repair blitz.

The eight crews hope to fill more than 2,000 potholes during the four-week campaign.

Federal stimulus funds and state bond funds will allow for 20 miles of major city streets to be repaved this spring. Until additional funding can be allocated, the Public Works crews can only patch the worst of the potholes, focusing on the ones that pose a risk to public safety.

To let the city know about potholes in your neighborhood, go to the Oakland Public Works website or call (510) 615-5566.