Sacramento CA – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) will start its “Fall 2016 - Pothole Sweeps Week,” on Monday, November 14, 2016. This is an intensified effort to identify and repair potholes, and is part of continuous efforts to improve preventative maintenance activities for unincorporated area roadways. Pothole sweeps weeks are performed twice each year: in early winter to ready road surfaces for the storm season; and in late spring to repair potholes caused by inclement weather.
Residents are encouraged to contact Sacramento County concerning potholes on neighborhood streets. To report a pothole residents can call 311 (or 875-4311) or report online at www.311.saccounty.net. This County-wide effort will begin in the Arden Arcade community -- which is the center of our service area -- and will continue through the remainder of the unincorporated area.
There are over 5,200 lane miles of paved roadways in the County’s unincorporated area and it’s inevitable that somewhere in this large infrastructure of streets there will be potholes. SACDOT’s policy is to: “Repair all potholes as soon as possible.” The Pothole Sweeps Week program enhances ongoing pavement maintenance activities, which include SACDOT crews who are sent into the field Monday through Friday each week to specifically repair potholes.
Some facts about potholes in Sacramento County:
- Potholes reported to customer service annually = 970.
- Potholes repaired annually = 41,000.
- Potholes repaired per month = 3,400.
- Annual cost for pothole repair = $2.8 million.
- Square feet of potholes repaired annually = 94,000.
- Repair cost per square foot = $30.
- Repair cost per pothole = $68.
- Reported potholes are typically repaired within 72 hours.