Cleveland's pothole problem: What the city is doing

4:35 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- It's a problem plaguing downtown Cleveland: dangerous potholes that can do damage to your car and cost you money.

Channel 3 is asking the city tough questions about when repairs will be done and compares the efforts to other surrounding cities.

"We are working diligently to make sure we fill all potholes," says Michael Cox, Director of Public Works for the City of Cleveland.

Cox says that, out of the 240 streets in the city, they've patched 200.

But our viewers graded the city on our WKYC Facebook Page. The majority of responders gave the city an F rating and a few gave public works a D. No one rated them an A, B, or C.

"The mayor allowed us to carry over some extra workers to get more crews on the street. So, at the present time, we have 12 crews on the street, where we would have had six," says Cox.

So, how does Cleveland compare to other cities?

Cleveland has 12 crews for 82 square miles.

Pittsburgh also has 12 crews for 58 square miles.

Buffalo has 7 crews for 52 square miles and promises pothole repair in 48 hours.

If you have a pothole to report, call the hotline for Cleveland 216-664-2510


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