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By the numbers: Potholes in unincorporated Sacramento County and how to get them filled

Crews are at the ready to fill those potholes
Crews are at the ready to fill those potholes Sacramento County

It’s pothole sweeps week in the unincorporated portion of Sacramento County and here are some facts about those annoying bumps in the road:

Potholes repaired each year: 41,000

Potholes repaired each month: 3,400

Annual cost for pothole repair: $2.8 million

Repair cost per pothole: $68

Residents are encouraged by the Sacramento County Department of Transportation to report potholes. Residents in the unincorporated portion of Sacramento County can call 311 or 916 875-4311.

The county-wide sweeps week effort to fill potholes began Monday in Arden Arcade. Potholes are typically tackled within 72 hours, according to the county.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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