Mayor Peduto calls for Pittsburghers to report more potholes


PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is again encouraging Pittsburghers to report potholes via the city’s 311 services.

According to the mayor’s office, the public works crews applied 362 tons of cold-patch asphalt to potholes this past week, and public works will dispatch another 26 crews on Saturday to perform more patching in addition to six street sweepers citywide.

Due to excessive pothole problems in East Liberty, public works said they will close alternating lanes of Negley Run Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and East Liberty Boulevard on Monday for milling. Collins Street between East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Circle North will be closed Tuesday for additional milling. Both have concrete bases and will be drivable until resurfacing in the spring, according to public works.

This week, Peduto reported the city’s 311 hotline received 1,366 total calls and tweets to its response center and @Pgh311 Twitter account.

The 311 phone line is answered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.