PBOT launches Patch-a-Thon to take care of potholes

12-15 crews will be fixing potholes Thursday

A pothole is repaired in Portland (KOIN 6 News, file)
A pothole is repaired in Portland (KOIN 6 News, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A new initiative starts Thursday, February 23 to fill the large number of potholes caused by the many storms this winter.

The Portland Bureau of Transpiration’s initiative, called Patch-a-Thon, will dedicate extra crews and resources to filling potholes. There is currently a backlog of more than 1,000 potholes around the city.

On a typical day, PBOT has two to three crews repairing potholes. The initiative will increase that number to as many as 15 crews with the mission of filling those potholes as quickly as possible.

PBOT needs your help reporting the potholes you see. Please email a detailed description and photos of the pothole or use the PDX Reporter App. You can also call PBOT’s 24 hour maintenance line at 503.823.1700.

How to report a pothole