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'Pothole Blitz': City to repair 4,000 potholes in two week period

This pothole-intensive event aims to repair as many potholes as possible within the two-week time frame. There are plenty.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The "Pothole Blitz" is a two-week mission in which the City of Corpus Christi's Public Works Department aims to repair those pesky potholes. The mission begins Monday, May 10.

The city hopes to repair 4,000 potholes around the city.

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Street Maintenance crews will repair potholes primarily on residential streets and roads that are known as pothole “hot spots,” customer service requests received by the City’s Call Center, and through the City of Corpus Christi’s “My City” mobile app.

Credit: City of Corpus Christi

All work will be done weather permitting and the city reminds drivers to use caution when driving near work zones and to follow all traffic signs.

To report potholes, residents are encouraged to call 361-826-CITY(2489) or download the city app.

"That’s where we concentrate all of our resources to go and hit potholes across the city" said Public Works Director, Richard Martinez.

According to Martinez, the blitz will run through Monday, May 24.

"During this time frame we are hoping to do 4,000 potholes in the two weeks. But this year alone we have done over 66,000 potholes" said Martinez.

Martinez says street maintenance crews will hone in on city and residential streets and roadways that are considered as problem areas or "hot spots."

Martinez reminds drivers to use caution when driving near work zones.

"We normally do this a couple times of year but this is especially great timing with the rain we just had more potholes will pop up in the next week or so," said Martinez.

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