SAN ANTONIO – Patching up a rim-bending pothole in your neighborhood is as easy as dialing 311.
The Alamo City's Pothole Patrol has 16 dedicated crews giving city streets much-needed attention.
So far this year, the city has plugged 54,000 holes and crews expect to break its record. Many of the potholes saw repairs because citizens picked up their phones.
Last year the Transportation and Capital Improvements Department reported 75,000 potholes patched.
"And they go around the city looking for potholes proactively,” said the Transportation and Capital Improvements Department’s Paul Berry. “When they get the calls from 311, they immediately as quick as they can within two business days to repair them."
Potholes are measured as 3 feet by 3 feet or smaller in size. Pavement repairs are needed for holes larger 3 feet by 3 feet.
Crews average 5,000 repairs a month.