potholes http://www.kplu.org en Snow, ice, power outages ... and now potholes http://www.kplu.org/post/snow-ice-power-outages-and-now-potholes <p>The snow has melted and the power is (mostly) back on. Now it&#39;s time to fix the new potholes that have popped up after our winter storm.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle Department of Transportation has four crews of Pothole Rangers repairing the damage.</p><p>You can report a pesky pothole at <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/potholereport.htm">seattle.gov</a> or by calling 206-684-7623 (ROAD). And you can check <a href="http://web1.seattle.gov/SDOT/potholemap/">Seattle&#39;s pothole map</a> to see if your trouble spot is already on the to-do list.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:12:36 +0000 Dave Meyer 3922 at http://www.kplu.org Snow, ice, power outages ... and now potholes Seattle forced to sell property to fix streets http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-forced-sell-property-fix-streets <p>The City council has confirmed a commitment to spend $3 million dollars from the sale of a property along Aurora Avenue north, known as the &ldquo;Rubble Yard.&rdquo;</p><p>The one-time boost increases the city&rsquo;s street repair budget by about 33% for the year. Declining tax revenues have taken a bite out of money available for backlogged road repair projects.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:58:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2169 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle forced to sell property to fix streets Seattle drivers face more potholes http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-drivers-face-more-potholes <p>Drivers in Seattle may have noticed they’re hitting more potholes this year than usual. City officials say they’re aware of 1,800 holes in the road this winter compared to 570 last winter. Mayor Mike McGinn says Mother Nature has made it tough to fix them:</p><blockquote><p>“The rain, snow, freezing weather has led us to have a dramatically larger number of potholes and an aging infrastructure, frankly, this winter season than in prior years.&nbsp; We are not currently meeting the 72-hour standard we’ve set for ourselves because of the number of pothole requests.”</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:54:02 +0000 Charla Bear 687 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle drivers face more potholes