SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s Public Works’ pothole-repair crew worked throughout Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 to fix the streets for a safer ride. The recent storms in the city have created potholes all over the city.
The storms drenched San Francisco for weeks, sending much of it to the streets. Potholes tend to appear when cars, big rigs and buses drive over softened roads, deepening the cracks until a crater forms.
The SF Public Works fills over 350 potholes during a regular dry month; that number increases to over 1,800 potholes in February. Four crews worked on Saturday, starting in at 4 a.m., and working a 12-hour shift.
Three crews are assigned to work Sunday starting at 6 a.m. They worked heavily travelled streets that have been hit particularly hard by potholes, including 19th Avenue, Park Presidio Boulevard and Lombard Street.
“This weekend’s pothole-repair blitz will help get the roads back in shape,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru. “Meanwhile, we encourage the public to contact 311 to report potholes so we can respond as quickly as possible.”