Pothole problems? Sacramento County wants to hear from you

Published: Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Got a pothole on your street that needs to be fixed?

If you are a resident of unincorporated Sacramento County, this is the week to report them.

Monday marks the beginning of the Spring 2014 Pothole Sweeps Week for the Sacramento County Department of Transportation. All this week, crews will be out each day to fill in potholes in neighborhood streets. They will start in the Arden Arcade area, and continue throughout the county.

There are over 5,200 miles of paved roadways in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. Each year, 41,000 potholes are filled in the county, roughly at the rate of 3,400 a month. A total of 94,000 square feet of pavement is repaired annually, at the cost of $30 per square foot. A typical pothole fix costs $68, and the county spends $2.8 million a year on pothole repair.

Only a small amount of potholes (970) are reported to the transportation department’s customer service line. But once reported, the potholes are typically fixed within 72 hours.

Sacramento County residents have different options to contact the department for pothole repairs. They can call County 311, SACDOT customer service at (916) 875-5171 or go to the website, www.sacdot.com, and click on the “Report a Problem” link.

Call The Bee’s Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.

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