Tampa crews work overtime to repair potholes

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Tampa’s record flooding is leaving the area more than just water logged. It has created a lot of potholes. Tampa city crews have been working overtime, trying to fill them.

During a normal summer, the city receives roughly 170 complaints about potholes. But because of the rain, they’ve gotten 875 between August 2nd and August 13th. There are six crews working 50-hour weeks to get things repaired. There are also 30 failed roadway segments and more than 155 verified cave-ins.

“We’ve tripled our asphalt crews to get out and work on all the potholes forming on our streets. We got a lot of calls coming in from our residents so we are very busy,” said Jean Duncan with the City of Tampa.

It’s not only Tampa; Hillsborough County is having the same problem. The county says 524 potholes were reported between July 25th and August 14th.

If you have a pothole complaint in the City of Tampa, call (813) 274-3101. In Hillsborough County, call (813) 635-5400.


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