According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta’s pothole and road repair issues are getting worse, not better. In a records request, they also discovered a large number of legal settlements for damage caused by potholes:
In Atlanta, pockmarked roads are a serious pocketbook issue. Potholes, street defects and metal plates covering “utility cuts” in Atlanta’s roadways cost the city more than $270,000 in 380 legal settlements over the past five years, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News through an open-records request.
Atlanta fields an average of 80 to 90 complaint calls about potholes per month. In the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years, the Department of Public Works completed pothole repairs within 72 hours in about 75 percent of cases, according to city budget documents. That fell well short of the city’s goal.
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