With the oddly warm weather in the midst of winter, Mayor Thomas Menino has turned his attention to other projects---like potholes---since plowing doesn’t seem to be a problem.
“With minimal snow to plow this year, we’re thrilled to be able to take advantage of a mild winter and get a head start on making sure Boston sparkles as we look forward to the spring season,” he said in a press release.
The pothole patrol and street workers have been able to focus on maintaining Boston’s streets: filling potholes, continued street sweeping operations, and making sidewalk repairs that typically are not possible when there is a large amount of snow on the ground.
Roads by the numbers:
Since December, Boston Public Works has
*Filled 2,500 potholes
*Performed 600 sidewalk repairs
*Replaced 1,000 bricks on sidewalks ·
*Used 3x more sweeper brooms than last year.