Austin Public Works by the numbers

The City of Austin has repaired 1,400 potholes so far this year, compared to a combined 1,200 last year.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s Public Works Department released their report from 2015 highlighting the improvements made to the city.

From fixing potholes to maintaining trails, the annual report focuses on the work that went into preserving the City of Austin. Workers spent the year fixing Austin’s roadways, sidewalks, bridges, and infrastructures.

2015 improvements included:

  • 99% of potholes repaired in 72 hours of reporting, total of 3,154 filled in
  • 22 miles of sidewalks constructed or repaired
  • 130 miles of hike and bike trails cared for
  • 51,165 students taught how to safely cross the street
  • 4,936 hours spent by volunteers assisting Public Works Dept.
  • 8 Neighborhood Partnering Program projects completed

The purpose of the report is to show how the Public Work’s budget was spent during the fiscal year.

“This report is a testament to the hard work that our professional and technically skilled staff deliver throughout the year and around the clock,” says Public Works Director, Howard Lazarus.

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