West Seattle scene: Pothole patrol – and how to request it

October 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

While out this afternoon checking out something else, we happened onto that SDOT pothole crew working on SW Barton near 31st, and tweeted that photo. Sharing it here, we’re adding some info in case you don’t know how to report one:

*Phone (voice) – 206-684-ROAD

*Webfill out this form

*App – Find out about the city’s smartphone app for reporting potholes, among other things, here

*Map – See if somebody’s already reported it, by checking the map

9 Comments

  1. For God’s sake please repave Roxbury near Safeway to White Center. Seriously, they have better roads in Siberia.

    Comment by nop — 11:07 pm October 15, 2013 #

  2. good ws is pretty bad for potholes hopfully they plow our roadsthis year

    Comment by w.s. maverick — 6:09 am October 16, 2013 #

  3. We love you, Pothole Rangers! Friends of bike riders in Seattle.

    Comment by Don Brubeck — 7:29 am October 16, 2013 #

  4. Since we look to the oracle of all knowledge that is the West Seattle Blog, is there any mechanism in place to hold contractors accountable for the sometime shoddy job they do of patching the holes then cut into our (sometimes recently re-paved) roads to gain access to utilities for new construction?

    There have been some doozies on the otherwise pristine new sections of Admiral and California…

    Comment by JAT — 9:13 am October 16, 2013 #

  5. Thanks! I wasn’t aware that they got an app going for these kinds of things. I downloaded it and look forward to submitting requests while on walks.

    Comment by AEL — 9:36 am October 16, 2013 #

  6. I second the motion by JAT!

    Comment by NativeNancy — 10:17 am October 16, 2013 #

  7. nop, you’d find it interesting that I had a tire blowout along that area you mention a few years back. I submitted a form to the city for reimbursement. No joke, I hit a previously filled pothole. The cities repsponse “not our fault, it was over 6 months ago since this was last reported an issue”. They don’t give a damn until election year. Guess who’s getting my vote?

    Comment by Mike — 8:06 am October 17, 2013 #

  8. Let me guess, Mike,… The candidate with the demonstrably poorer record on all issues related to transportation because you have the parochial perception that the Mayor has intimate dealings with every complaint that crosses some departmental employee’s desk.

    I’ve had a blowout due to poor pavement as well and I was on a bike; had I needed reconstructive facial surgery I wouldn’t have blamed Mayor Nickles personally…

    Comment by JAT — 9:39 pm October 17, 2013 #

  9. What about alleys? We live in a townhouse that fronts on the alley. Has always been full of potholes but this past summer a house at the other end was torn down and new complex built. Between the daily garbage truck and car traffic and the newly added big rigs and heavy equipment for the construction the alley is now nearly impassable. It is not paved, but could sure use several loads of new gravel. Can the city do this? Can we make the builders do it, or at least chip in? Thoughts?

    Comment by Kit Case — 7:01 am October 18, 2013 #

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