Mayor announces pothole repair expansion

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The city of Chicago is expanding its pothole repair program as claims of vehicle damage sky-rocket.

Officials continue to throw resources toward the effort but struggle to tackle the city-wide pothole problem.

There’s an entire row of potholes on Chicago Avenue and Carpenter Street alone and residents across the city say they continue to see the same potholes day after day.

Chicago expands pothole repair programThe Mayor announced that City Hall has come up with an additional source of federal funding to expand the current repair effort. He promised $15 million to repair the city’s streets.

He said those funds are a surplus from federal grants the city has received in the past.

The additional funds will allow CDOT to add 13 more miles to the 300 miles of streets it plans to resurface this year

Mayor Emanuel visited pothole crews on Sunday. He gave them a pat-on-the-back, while they worked in the 2100 block of North Austin.

Meanwhile, damage claims have risen to historic levels, with nearly 1,900 submitted to the city council this year.

Pothole repair is now running around the clock, seven days a week.

To report pothole’s in your area you can visit


News Writer, Judith Ruiz-Branch contributed to this story.

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