How to Report a Pothole in (and around) Pittsburgh
Mayor Peduto launched a pothole repair blitz this week to attempt to try to patch most of the holes that have been wreaking havoc on city roads.
The city can only fix the potholes if they know about them. If you see a pothole you can use the following links to report it to the city, county or state. Not sure who maintains the road – contact the state and they will forward the request to the appropriate place. If this is an emergency and a response is needed immediately – call 911
City of Pittsburgh – city maintained roads
- Phone – Call 311 from any phone from the city of Pittsburgh. If you are outside of the city – call 412-255-2621.
- Website – visit http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form/ and fill out the form
- Text – send a text message to 412-573-9736.
Allegheny County – county maintained roads
- Call the Allegheny County Department of Public Works 412-350-2513
State of Pennsylvania – state maintained roads
Allegheny County is located in PennDot District 11.
- Call 1-800-349-7623
- Use this form to report potholes in PennDot District 11.
Contact information compiled by the Post-Gazette from the January 11, 2014 article on potholes.
Other Helpful Links
Here are a few other road related links you might want to check out:
A Pothole Contest?
The City of Moline, Illinois is hosting a “Pothole-of-the-Month” contest. The citizen who reports the biggest biggest pothole for the month to the department of Public Works will win a $50 gift card. Contest details are available on the Moline Public Works website here.
Read more about Pittsburgh’s recent pothole blitz
- Mayor Peduto Orders 72-Hour “Pothole Blitz” (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Primanti Bros. Sends Sandwiches To “Pothole Blitz” Workers (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Bring on the blitz: Pittsburgh clamps down on potholes (post-gazette.com)
- ‘Tis the season – for potholes (pottsmerc.com)
- Pittsburgh’s 311 hotline gets 1,500 pothole calls (triblive.com)
- Potholes popping up early on midstate road surfaces, but crews are keeping up, PennDOT says (pennlive.com)
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