Pothole repairs wind down

By: KLKN Newsroom

Public Works and Utilities officials say crews completed major pothole repair today. Another 2,878 potholes were repaired Thursday and another 1,319 were repaired Friday for a five-day total of 12,878. They used about 183 tons of material. About 60 workers have been repairing potholes this week, but that number will return to the normal staffing levels of 15 to 20 on Monday. Crews have been working 10-hour days since Monday when Mayor Beutler directed that City resources be shifted to increase pothole repair and issued an emergency declaration, allowing mandatory overtime.

“This pothole repair surge has been a success because of the crews who worked hard every day to make our streets safer,” said Mayor Beutler. “They completed this dangerous job with no injuries, so I also want to give a big pat on the back to those who drove slowly and carefully around our workers.”

Residents can continue to report potholes and other non-emergency street problems in four ways:

• Call the Pothole Hotline at 402-441-7646. If that line is full, callers can use the Neighborhood Hotline at 402-441-6300.

• Use the online form available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: pothole).

• Use your mobile phone to send a photo to the City’s ACTION center. The free application is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices (search for “Lincoln Action Center”). The message will automatically include GPS (global positioning system) information. This app should never be used while driving, and residents should never put themselves in danger to take a photo for the ACTION center.

• Street problems requiring immediate action should be reported to the Street Maintenance Division of Public Works and Utilities at 402-441-7701.

Those reporting emergency situations should always use 911.