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The Daily Pothole

February 17th, 2011 |  Published as an Aside in Driving in New York, Government | by

New York City Department of Transportation potholes fixed

New York City’s Department of Transportation takes a lot of flack for road conditions, lane closures, potholes and just about everything else you could think to complain about- but now DOT is offering some impressive insight into their city-wide response to potholes.  They’ve recently started a blog over on Tumblr called The Daily Pothole to tell people how many holes are getting fixed each day and feature some ‘action shots’ of city crews working to improve the roads.

I think may favorite feature is the monthly map showing the locations of all the potholes fixed in the past month.  The image above shows all the potholes fixed from January 16 – February 15 and I have to say, I had no idea the city was capable of patching thousands of holes a day.  According to the site, they have fixed 179,218 since July 1, 2010 and on Valentine’s Day alone,t hey fixed 3,204.  Impressive by anyone’s standards.

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