Mayor Sylvester Turner announced an impressive 100% success rate in next-day pothole repairs called into 311 for the year 2018 as part of the mayor’s signature pothole initiative.
Watch announcement here: https://youtu.be/Izv2-ZTSj0s.
The program, launched in January 2016, promises to assess and address each pothole by the next business day after its reported. Since its inception, the program has filled 165,000 potholes and counting. City repair crews have maintained consistent performance in the aftermath of major disasters such as the Tax Day Flood, Memorial Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey.
POTHOLES PROACTIVELY FILLED
Year >> Potholes Filled**
2015 >> 73,635
2016 >> 59,118
2017 >> 63,657
2018* >> 35,597
** In 2015 a pothole was defined as any area of missing or severely deteriorated pavement up to 2 feet by 2 feet. In 2016 a pothole was redefined as any area of missing or severely deteriorated pavement up to 5 feet by 5 feet.
During Monday’s news announcement, Mayor Turner also challenged Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock and her team to replace more street panels. A street panel removes a severely worn section of the street and replaces it with a new one, This allows the City to extend the life of a street and improve mobility without a complete reconstruction. Houston Public Works currently replaces about 900 concrete street panels per year.