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Chicago slammed with potholes, releases "Pothole Tracker"

GasBuddy Blog -- You know it's been a terrible winter when Chicago politicians are pushed to work... on something useful. Beleaguered by tens of thousands of potholes, city officials in Chicago recently started tracking pothole fixes- online.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week announced the City’s new “Pothole Tracker”, which allows Chicagoans to monitor a week’s worth of pothole patching activity by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).

“The City of Chicago is filling thousands of potholes every day in response to resident requests for service,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This new website tool allows residents to track the patching work in their neighborhoods and across Chicago.”

Pothole Tracker, powered by the City’s Open Data...


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Submitted Jan 31, 2014 By: PD
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:41:35 PM

Filling the pot holes does not work for long! I had a Latin teacher every spring she would be a little late for class and always would say "The Romans could build a road that would last centuries and we can't build one to last a year!
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 4:37:41 AM

We have some monster potholes here in MA
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cobeng10
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2014 1:27:38 PM

They just to repave the streets and then dont tear them up.
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agrico
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:03:15 PM

don't see how an app will help much
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deant99
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 9:52:06 PM

I'm not sure what was worse, the pothole or speed bump it was replaced with
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:43:18 PM

You call them potholes?

You ain't got no stinkin' potholes unless you've got them like Lansing, Michigan does.

A road crew went out to fix a pot hole and one tried to eat their truck!
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Prius3Q3
Sophomore Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:23:42 PM

The roads around Indianapolis are in bad shape, too. There is a road on the near South side that you could use for the Moon or Mar lander proving grounds (some of the roads are gone). Try hitting these at 40 miles per hour and I will guarantee that at a minimum the car will need alignment.
.All cities are seeing the same thing, the winter is one of the hardest on record in the lower 48 states. Alaska had a rather mild winter, do to the El Nino or La Nina force on the oceans. Imagine just four degrees of difference can cause drought in California and mudslides in Washington.
Pot holes are bad, they are caused by the weather. Water freezing and warming cause a hydraulic effect on the roads. We need to evaluate a better solution than patching every year. It seems the only people making money on this are the Asphalt Makers.
Then, for all of you coming to the "500" in a few weeks, the roads are great around and near the track. But, go anywhere else and the roads other than the Interstate are rough. The South I-65 and I-465 intersection is a horror story.
Be careful, drive sober and aware, the life you save may be your own. js
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 11:30:46 AM

come to my city & then complain
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 6:21:36 AM

Potholes & winter go hand in hand
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 5:29:08 AM

Pothole here as well
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 2:39:13 PM

Chicago isn't the only area that has been hit with an unusual amount of pot holes, milwaukee and waukesha have been hit with a lot of the same problems. Even some roads rising and splitting. The winter was hard on all of us, and now it will cost all of us, especially those who don't watch the roads. A number of drivers have had a lot of front end and tire repairs, it pays to watch the road if you can't pay for the damage that the roads are doing to our vehicles!
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nozzle46
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Do some good, fill a pothole.
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:24:31 AM

Wonder what all those Illinois democrats are doing wiht the tax revenues.
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Farquon
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:04:42 AM

Montreal has the biggest potholes.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 9:16:28 AM

More cities need this
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chankos
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:58:28 AM

my side street is a wreck...still gotta pay those property taxes though just for the priveledge of destroying my car
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:08:32 PM

H
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Michael_W_
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 5:51:59 PM

Gives state's reason or authority to raise gas prices. Instead of just using a better asphalt product. Baltimore City has constant potholes on the same roads that are being worked on all year round. But you never see anybody out working. News awhile back, using inferior asphalt.
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 2:24:10 PM

you should see the city I live in ... too many to count
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 1:54:34 PM

We need one here in Indianápolis, too.
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mbfd302
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 12:13:17 AM

Pretty soon Colorado will be filled with POT holes
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s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 11:19:51 PM

Fix them
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s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 10:46:28 PM

Fix them!
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 5:44:21 AM

This has got to be overwhelming for the Windy City.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 7:43:28 AM

ford: that app costs way too much $$$ -- Chicago couldn't pay for that, so they developed the pot hole tracker app instead :P
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FordFlex09
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 7:31:20 PM

the pot hole tracker is a good thing if there is a city app for pot hole fixer, with a 24 hour turn a round.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 5:52:07 AM

what good does an app do when the problem (potholes) don't really get fixed or get fixed super slowly?
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Goatroper47
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 9:43:09 AM

Old
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shivarr
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 7:24:11 AM

ok
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GasEnergy
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 6:26:35 PM

Pothole tracker helpful? Maybe, but I think it doesn't necessarily change how a person would travel to/from work.
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NotmeuQc
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 5:41:29 PM

Old news.
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rbutterw
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 3:06:34 PM

repete
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:54:32 PM

Glad I live in Arizona!
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NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 11:04:11 AM

Vintage post.
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:04:40 AM

More old news.
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stevencr
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:02:32 AM

This program is used in most cities where it freezes.
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drwebb0570
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:02:13 AM

still potholes
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jwiy
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:01:40 AM

Come on if you live in an area that is a bad weather area your going to have POTHOLES...
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us30ride
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:01:29 AM

Beware of "black holes".
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goalie1950
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:00:02 AM

Looks like GB is hung over from the Super Bowl party. Day 4 for this news and counting.
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EMoe57
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:59:58 AM

very old
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CarpenterNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:59:04 AM

Ok
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MikLamb
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:58:51 AM

Old news, move along.
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OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:58:33 AM

Good for Chicago.
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palantir24
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:58:32 AM

Ok
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Bullseye520
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:58:07 AM

Old news!!
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36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:57:50 AM

day 4
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AmmoManAaron
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:57:22 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:55:16 AM

OK
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sivart
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:54:15 AM

old.
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