The City of Chicago has created a new website to help you track the work of road crews on potholes in your neighborhood. Mayor Emanuel unveiled the "Pothole Tracker" Friday morning.
For drivers all over the Chicago area, it's been nothing short of a rough - sometimes dangerous - ride over the last few weeks. Flat tires, broken axles and wrecks are things no one wants to deal with. But when you can't avoid what seems like a canyon in the middle of the road, they're all inconveniences drivers have no choice but to deal with.
Chicago's Pothole Tracker can be found on the bottom right corner of the city website's homepage under "Of Special Interest."
DIRECT LINK: City of Chicago's Pothole Tracker
The tracker shows information on potholes that have been treated by over the last seven days, including the exact address, the work order, completion date under each blue dot. The site also lists the number of other potholes fixed in that immediate area. The information covers 3,800 miles of streets across Chicago.
Many of these dots appear on Lakeshore Drive and Grand Avenue. The mayor has ordered Dept. of Transportation pothole patching crews to work 24/7, so that the inconvenience to drivers can be eliminated as soon as possible. Emanuel thanked them on Friday for the hard work they have done so far, and demonstrated how quickly the work can be done.
You can also use the Pothole Tracker to file a complaint. You can call 311 to see if crews have followed up. The city hopes to reduce the
Drivers can use pothole tracker to file a complaint and monitor progress online. About 40% of the calls made to 311 operators are follow-up calls. The city hopes this function of the Pothole Tracker will alleviate the number of over-the-phone progress-checks and allow operators to register more pothole reports and get that information to patching crews faster.
Last year, crews fixed more than 625,000 of potholes in the city of Chicago.