Oakland fills over 1,000 pot holes

May 14, 2012 6:02:13 PM PDT
Oakland is half-way through its annual pothole blitz, and so far, city workers have patched over about 1,500 street divots.

For one month each year, the city puts double the amount of public work crews on the street to repair potholes. City officials say what most roads really need is to be repaved.

"Yeah, we're into our third week, and to date we've filled, not counting last week, about 1,500 potholes," said David Ferguson from Oakland's Public Works Department.

"So the local funds for fixing streets have really been capped and it's really hard in hard times for us to find that extra money; so we have to make the best out of what we got," said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

Oakland admits it has an estimated 450 miles of roadway that could use repaving.