Press Release #21-014
Friday, April 9, 2021
Contact: Scott Gastel/Lolita Avila (212) 839-4850
NYC DOT Announces Seasonal Pothole Repair Efforts Across All Five Boroughs This Weekend
In an effort to curtail potholes that have developed as a result of fluctuating temperatures and winter precipitation, the agency will dispatch 60 crews this Saturday to make repairs on residential streets, commercial corridors, and highways
DOT has already filled more than 65,000 potholes this year
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Henry Gutman today announced the agency’s first seasonal pothole blitz this year. From 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, DOT will dispatch crews throughout all five boroughs directing efforts along residential streets, commercial corridors, and arterial roadways – continuing to bring city streets to a state of good repair.
In 2015, Mayor de Blasio made a historic $1.6 billion commitment to resurface New York City streets over a ten-year period. The Administration's continued investment in resurfacing in recent years has resulted in an overall decline in potholes, making the streets safer and less bumpy for all roadway users. The City is gradually reopening and as a part of DOT’s recovery efforts, it is essential that city streets maintain a state of good repair. This year DOT has filled over 65,000 potholes and we are on target to pave 910 lane miles citywide by the end of fiscal year 2021. Under the de Blasio Administration, DOT resurfaced a total of 8,356 lane miles and filled approximately 2 million potholes. The average response time to potholes is currently at 3.83 days.
Pothole season generally runs from December through June and DOT pothole crews are dispatched daily. For information about DOT’s ongoing work to address potholes and maintain the City’s road network, please visit www.nyc.gov/dot and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.