FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2016
 
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

District E Residents Encouraged to Report Potholes

During Mayor Sylvester Turner's inauguration address on Monday, he mentioned that a new program is being implemented by the Public Works and Engineering Department to address the city's infrastructure, specifically potholes. In his speech, Mayor Turner said "the potholes that are properly reported to the City's 3-1-1 Help and Information Line will be assessed and addressed by the next business day. Our goal is to effectively, efficiently and safely repair each reported pothole within a 24-hour period. For those potholes where safety and infrastructure will require additional time, the Public Works Director will provide a priority report that I will personally monitor and will share with the members of City Council."

"My office took a proactive approach when learning about this new program this week, and has driven the major thoroughfares in the council district, documenting all areas of concern that were seen," Council Member Martin said. "Although, we routinely monitor the district's roads, it is important that residents continue to turn in areas of concern that they see as well."

The program is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 18, however, residents are asked to continue to report any and all pothole concerns they are aware of in the meantime. Council Member Martin encourages all residents to report these by contacting the city's 3-1-1 system by calling 3-1-1, (713) 837-0311 or by emailing 311@houstontx.gov. Additionally, smartphone users can download the 311 app by visiting the iTunes App Store or GooglePlay.

Council Member Martin looks forward to working with Public Works and Engineering as well as Mayor Turner as this program is implemented to address the needed repairs and improvements to District E streets.

For more information, please contact Council Member Martin's Office at (832) 393-3008.