The city of Portland tweeted a reassuring notice to motorists this weekend – it’s aware that potholes are plaguing drivers this winter and a major project will begin this week to fix the problem.

City officials said four areas will undergo pothole repairs on Tuesday and Thursday: Warren Avenue at the Maine Turnpike overpass, on Riverside Street near its intersection with Washington Avenue, on Stevens Avenue near Forest Avenue, and on Forest Avenue between Stevens Avenue and Walton Street.

The city also posted a notification on its website that the Portland Public Works Department has hired Coastal Road Repair LLC to repair potholes over the course of the next four weeks.

Pothole repairs will occur between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Traffic flow will be maintained through the work zones, but motorists should expect brief delays.

The repair schedule and locations will be updated weekly and may need to be changed in response to inclement weather conditions.

“Thank you for your patience as we deal with an extreme pothole season due to the weather,” the city said in a message posted on its website.


The website is also promoting a customer service tool – called “Fix It! Portland” – for reporting potholes and other problems affecting Portlanders’ quality of life.

Residents can download the “Fix It! Portland” mobile app for their smartphone via the Apple or Android App store. The app can be used for a variety of reporting purposes, including potholes and broken streetlights.

Residents may also fill out an online reporting form by visiting the city’s website and searching for the “Fix It! Portland” link.

Citizens who report quality-of-life issues will receive an automated response. Issues will be addressed based on priorities and budget availability.


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