Mayor Bill de Blasio lays out plan to tackle potholes citywide

Mayor Bill de Blasio is laying out a plan to battle the potholes plaguing the city this winter. The mayor's strategy includes weekly pothole blitzes

The DOT is also coming up with new ways to better handle the riddled roads.

The DOT is also coming up with new ways to better handle the riddled roads. (2/21/14)

NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is laying out a plan to battle the potholes plaguing the city this winter. 

The mayor's strategy includes weekly pothole blitzes starting in March, and his office is challenging students to help come up with ways that the city can better tackle the riddled roads. 

The Department of Transportation is producing enhanced road surface material designed for paving during extreme cold, and it's exploring how to use social media to track drivers' concerns. It also wants crews to go more high-tech by equipping them with tablets. 

The DOT says that it's filled more than 113,000 potholes so far this year. 

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