Map of the day: Potholes, part 2

A post on Tuesday showed potholes patched by the city in the previous 7 days.

But what about potholes that the city hasn’t filled? That question is more involved. Being non-experts, the best we could do is consult city data on potholes reported to 311.

(Note: the link above is a mess. Click the “visualize” tab, fill out the form, zoom in, cross fingers.)

Each day the Chicago’s 311 line gets hundreds of pothole service requests. For example, this past Tuesday: 306. Monday: 401.

Dating back to January 2009, the 311 hotline has received 463,199 reports of potholes. Let’s take a look at em.


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Map of the day: Potholes patched this past week

April 17th has been proclaimed the start of paving season. But even in the paving off-season, city crews have been hard at work filling potholes on the Chicago’s 3,800+ miles of streets (albeit with varying success).

If the weather cooperates, crews can fill several thousand potholes in one day.

Luckily, the city plots these filled potholes on maps, which you can sort through in a variety of ways.

Here’s what they’ve done in just the past week.

Check out the whole map here.

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Hyde Park leading the way in South Side pothole clout.

And the most surprising bit of data from this map:Screen_Shot_2017-04-17_at_11_36_05_PM.png

209! What!

It doesn’t look so bad on Google street view…

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