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Chicago to focus pothole crews on arterial streets

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:52 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Chicago streets are plagued by thousands of potholes after an especially brutal winter. A new effort is underway to fix the damage on the city's major roadways.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Monday that all Chicago Department of Transportation crews will fill potholes on arterial streets on Mondays and Fridays for the next several weeks.

Department Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld says the strategy will address potholes on city streets that affect the most people.

City crews have filled about 240,000 potholes so far and expect to fill 25,000 more potholes this month. Six crews added recently bring the total to 30 pothole crews working at once.

Chicagoans can report potholes by calling 311.

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