Crews filled 8,700 potholes in two weeks across Seattle streets as part of the Department of Transportation’s Pothole Palooza campaign. At that rate, SDOT could fill 226,200 potholes in a year. They repaired 19,074 potholes in 2016. SDOT said the Pothole Rangers – the crews tasked with filling potholes – fixed 95 percent of those potholes in three business days or less. SDOT said this winter, the wettest ever recorded in the city, was especially rough on Seattle streets. SDOT “needed to add extra resources to respond to the thousands of potholes,” according to its YouTube video. Even SDOT director Scott Kubly was out there on April 18 with a rake to kick off Pothole Palooza. It rained 44.7 (114 centimeters) inches between October and April, marking the wettest winter in Seattle history (since records began in 1895), according to the National Weather Service.
Source: My Northwest