Public Works Department creates protective pothole program - CBS46 News

Public Works Department creates protective pothole program

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Potholes are an expensive and dangerous problem here in Atlanta, and now CBS46 is learning the city is working harder than ever before to fix this problem.

Atlanta Public Works Commissioner William Johnson says the city started a proactive pothole program a few months ago.

The goal is for crews to fix potholes as soon as five days after they are reported.

In May of 2017 the city fixed 299 potholes, and this year in May, the city fixed more than seven times an many.

"Almost everyday there's a problem related to that," says Roy Acord of Gordy Tire.

He says the city's new program will save motorist big bucks.

"That impacts alignment. It can tear up suspension and other parts, just a number of things can happen from pothole damage."

If you see potholes, call 311 and crews will come out and fix it.

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