Anchorage street crews fill 200 potholes in less than a week
As spring breakup arrives, many Anchorage drivers are feeling the bumps in their car from dreaded potholes.
"I thought it was just water but man. Boop! Hit 'em. They're all over the place," said driver Ed Savage.
Savage spoke near Airport Heights Drive and DeBarr Road, where drivers were hitting a 6-inch pothole. The hole, in the right lane of Airport Heights just across the street from Alaska Regional Hospital, was filled with water making it difficult for drivers to see.
Municipality of Anchorage street crews have a goal of filling potholes within 24 hours of getting a report, with one call potentially leading to multiple pothole repairs. Since March 8 crews have received a total of 62 requests, 58 of which were completed within 24 hours, and filled a total of 201 potholes.
Those who want to report a pothole can call the municipality's street maintenance dispatch number at 907-343-8277, or the after-hours pothole hotline at 907-343-6363.
Keep in mind that some potholes are on roads that are maintained by the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, including the pothole at Airport Heights Drive and DeBarr. KTVA reported that pothole to DOTPF.
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